bfe driver problem?

bogo logo bogo.readlist at
Tue Jan 31 14:21:04 PST 2006

hi everyone,

i just installed fbsd6-rel on my dell inspiron 9300.  the installation went
fine but when i try to assign an IP to the network card (broadcom 4401) the
box stops working.  i installed the latest 6.0-stable snapshot (11) and try
it again.  now it does not freeze anymore, but instead, the interface will
up and down every few seconds; the laptop is pretty much useless w/o network
access. the error message would be:

bfe0: watchdog timeout
bfe0: watchdog timeout

how do i fix this? (this happens BOTH with and without ACPI)  what could be
the cause?


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