Broadcom NIC Problem - Installing 7.1
ambrisko at ambrisko.com
Mon Apr 27 17:23:53 UTC 2009
Xin LI writes:
| Hi, Paul,
| Paul Stewart wrote:
| > Hi there.
| > I'm just getting back into the FreeBSD world after a long vacation ;)
| > Just installed a shiny new Dell PowerEdge R710 server that comes with Four
| > embedded BroadcomR NetXtreme IIT 5709c Gigabit Ethernet NIC cards. The
| > installation does not recognize the NIC cards so I installed anyways.
| > Server boots up as normal and everything else looks good.
| > Is there support for these NIC cards? Do I need to do a custom kernel or
| > load modules?
| Which release are you using? A moderately new -CURRENT snapshot (as you
| posted on -current@), or 7.2-RC2 should have supported the hardware you
| have mentioned.
Yes, -current and 7.2 will work on this machine as will another machine
that will be released soon that uses another bce variant. 7.1 worked
until the driver was reverted just before the release.
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