broadcom gig E BCM 5704C

Brady Chang bchang at
Sat Oct 2 20:41:09 PDT 2004

Hi all,
I'm installing FreeBSD  5.2-current on celestica Quad, everything went well except the Broadcom Gig E ports:
bge0: <Broadcom BCM5705 Gigabit Ethernet, ASIC rev. 0x3003> mem 0xfb100000-0xfb10ffff irq 16 at device 11.0 on pci0
bge0: firmware handshake timed out
bge0: RX CPU self-diagnostics failed!
bge0: chip initialization failed
device_probe_and_attach: bge0 attach returned 6
googled note indicates:
The onboard Broadcom 5705 controller does not get initialized
correctly; in amd64 it is useless but in i386 -current you can use
the new ndis driver.
Does anybody have the similiar experience?
thanks for your help in advance

More information about the freebsd-amd64 mailing list