FreeBSD on Dell T105? ($350 dual-core Opteron)
max at love2party.net
Thu Dec 20 05:09:16 PST 2007
On Thursday 20 December 2007, Chris Shenton wrote:
> [I'm adding -current as there are other discussions of hardware
> compatibility there, trim if appropriate]
> Chris Shenton <chris at shenton.org> writes:
> > http://www.dell.com/downloads/global/products/pedge/en/pe_T105_spec_s
> > Processors Single AMD Opteron TM 1000 series at up to
> > 2.8GHz; Single AMD SempronTM LE1250 at 2.2GHz
> > HyperTransportTM HyperTransport at 2000MT/s
> > Chipset nVidia CK8-04 Pro
> > Network Interfaces Single embedded Gigabit3 NIC
> I installed FreeBSD 7.0-BETA4 amd64 this morning and it boots fine,
> detects both CPUs, but can't seem to find a driver for the ethernet. It
> doesn't offer anything at install time (only slip and ppp) and shows
> nothing in ifconfig when running.
> The one thing I see in dmesg is:
> pci2: <network, ethernet> at device 0.0 (no driver attached)
> Some pages I've found say this is a Broadcom 5721J chipset:
> An Ubuntu message says they see it with a Broadcom NetXtreme BCM5722
> Any suggestions on how I can poke at it to find what kind of hardware
> it's using and what driver I need to use for it?
Sounds like the bge(4) driver might work. Take a look at "pciconfig -lv"
to identify the chip and PCI vendor id. Try adding that information to
src/sys/dev/bge/if_bge.c::bge_devs and subsequent chip revision arrays.
It's easiest to build a kernel w/o device bge and loading bge from
modules. This way you can cd to src/sys/modules/bge and "make load;
#test; make unload; #change source; #repeat" until it works.
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