Broadcomm BCM4401-B0 and memory upgrade issue.
lyubich-freebsd1 at gmx.net
Mon Feb 6 14:12:50 PST 2006
> > After the memory upgrade on my Laptop (HP nx5000) FreeBSD 6.0 stable,
> > the driver for NIC bfe0 (Broadcom BCM4401-B0) stops working. The NIC
> > lights are on. The bfe0 interface is up and active. However, I got a
> > permanent message on the console:
> > bfe0: watching timeout -- resetting.
> > This occurs in the case when I compile the new kernel without bfe
> > and load the bfe driver as module (if_bfe.ko). In the case when the
> > driver is compiled into the kernel, the system stalls during the boot
> > whenever I try to configure the interface.
> I am CC this to a few people on the freebsd-current list that had
> somewhat simular symptoms with other hardware.
> Have you tried to boot with the old contigmalloc using the sysctl
> option "vm.old_contigmalloc=1"?
Just let you know, I have tried this option today too. The driver loaded
without problem. However, dhclient stalled for ever.
On another note, I got this card working with ndis. The windows driver was
downloaded from the dell site. (As the native HP's one produced kernel
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