Dell 1955 Blade - Broadcom NIC not detected (BCM5708S)
wmoran at collaborativefusion.com
Fri Dec 15 05:54:33 PST 2006
In response to "Morten A. Middelthon" <morten at freenix.no>:
> On Mon, Oct 30, 2006 at 04:17:00PM +0200, Conrad Burger wrote:
> > I am trying to get FreeBSD to work on a Dell 1955 blade. Looks like
> > the NICs on the blade are not supported by the BCE or BGE driver.
> > On Linux the NICs are identified as "06:00.0 Ethernet controller:
> > Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme II BCM5708S Gigabit Ethernet (rev 11)"
> > >From "if_bce.c"
> > -------------------------
> > * The following controllers are not supported by this driver:
> > * (These are not "Production" versions of the controller.)
> > * BCM5706C A0, A1
> > * BCM5706S A0, A1, A2, A3
> > * BCM5708C A0, B0
> > * --> BCM5708S <-- A0, B0, B1
> > Is there any reason why the chipset is not supported? Is there anyway
> > of getting the BCE or BGE driver to work with this chipset? Will it be
> > supported sometime in the near future?
> > Any help would be much appreciated.
> Any development here? We have just started purchasing 1955 Blades and would
> very much like to install FreeBSD on them :)
Support for them is in CURRENT and 6.2, although the comment saying
that they're _not_ supported is still there as well ;)
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