after configuring network the above driver worked just fine
to down load the updates & remaining packages. however
i can't make eth0 work even with several variations of rc.conf
,modprobe.conf, dhcp, fixed ip, hotplug, etc. - closest i could get was the driver loaded, eth0 defined with fixed ip, but no route w/default gateway. in this case the route add command just hung.
is the code equivalent to the 'configure network' in /arch/setup available