Broadcom 440x, FreeBSD 5.2.1
valery at no-log.org
Sat Sep 4 17:04:10 PDT 2004
Well, the 440x is a recent chips (same used on my own ethernet
integrated card 3Com 3C920B ...).
> The built-in LAN NIC is a Broadcom 440x.
Ok, retrieve the full name of your device (see Compaq or what is
returned by MS-Windows :
and be sure that your device is exactly what you say
(broadcom chips are used by many factory, and others like 3Com ...)
and note what is it (a 4401 or a 4402 ???)
Well, if we go to http://pciids.sourceforge.net/pci.db
we find these 2 records for Broadcom 440? :
d 14e44401 BCM4401 100Base-T 0
d 14e44402 BCM4402 Integrated 10/100BaseT 0
It is essential that you note what you get on your PC.
(i suppose the 4402)
> It works well enough under Windows to send this message. :-^
some billion dollars to send it ...
> Output from dmesg would seem to indicate that this device has "no driver
> attached" (no driver supplied?)
1 - edit /boot/loader.conf
2 - add boot_verbose="YES"
3 - save loader.conf
4 - reboot
5 - attach your /var/log/messages to your next email (*)
(*) sorry, reading the tail ... just note everything that is relative
to your device.
> Running pkgload (?) manually on this if_bfe.ko tells me it's already loaded.
your kernel is GENERIC, and your module is already compiled in it.
This is not an error.
> There follow (from dmesg) a couple messages about cbb0 (?) and then one
cb = cardbus = pcmcia
> about fw???0, which I believe are the devices that *WOULD* be set up in
fw = firewire
> /dev had everything gone well, for the NIC, and what I *think* is an
> integrated Wireless card -- The WLAN is also Broadcom, and the Windows
> output seems to indicate that they're "integrated" somehow...
don't *think*, be sure, whithout accurate information, it's not possible
to setup your device.
> Has anybody else gotten this work specifically on Inspiron 700 m ?
google -> "inspiron 700" freebsd
and search (perhaps another guy met the same trouble and got the solution).
> Conversely, if you *KNOW* it's not going to work, please recommend a
> PCMCIA LAN+WiFi card that's cheap and trouble-free with BSD. Or USB card,
Xircom Cardbus Ethernet II 10/100 work well (not wifi, old)
and look at :
> Any other general suggestions for what to try?
is a good example on how to setup a freebsd on a laptop...
> I *did* try four (4) different Win ext2 driver/explorer/mount thingies to
> get that output here. None worked.
ext2 is for Linux, not FreeBSD
> And 5.2.1 is categorically refusing to write to NTFS...
mount_ntfs does not
> Apologies also for saying pkgload instead of whatever the command really
> is... I'm still mind-shifting to that from insmod. (They pretty much do
> the same thing, right?...)
just add 2To of RAM on your mind or ... get a pen, and write.
> YOU ROCK!!!
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