The intel "X520-4 154d 82599EB 10-Gigabit SFP+" ethernet controllerdoesn't work

Xin Li delphij at
Tue Aug 28 08:24:34 UTC 2012

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On 8/27/12 8:49 PM, 李国中 wrote:
> Hi Xin, Thank you for your kindly reply. My freeBSD is version 9
> amd64, and the driver version is the newest, 2.4.5 from intel
> official site.
> [root at fish ~]# uname -a FreeBSD fish 9.0-RELEASE FreeBSD
> 9.0-RELEASE #0: Tue Jan  3 07:46:30 UTC 2012
> root at  amd64 
> [root at fish ~]# dmesg |grep ether pci6: <network, ethernet> at
> device 0.0 (no driver attached) pci6: <network, ethernet> at device
> 0.1 (no driver attached) [root at fish ~]# kldload ixgbe kldload:
> can't load ixgbe: File exists

Obviously the driver is not loading because you're using the GENERIC
kernel.  In order to use the new driver you have to rebuild your
kernel without ixgbe in it.

Alternatively you can try using freebsd-update to upgrade the system
to 9.1-RC1 and see if the card would be supported.

Additionally you should show the PCI IDs by using 'pciconf -lv' so we
can see exactly what hardware model you're using.

> [root at fish ~]#
> I have installed several Intel X520-4 10GbE cards on Linux, kernel
> 2.6.18 with the Intel driver version 3.11.8, all of them are
> working properly. I want to set up a MooseFS system on FreeBSD,
> because of "The Power to Serve".
> Thank you.
> Regards, Guozhong Li
> ------------------ Original ------------------ From:  "Xin
> Li"<delphij at>; Date:  Tue, Aug 28, 2012 06:21 AM To:  "李
> 国中"<lgz at>; Cc:
> "freebsd-amd64"<freebsd-amd64 at>; Subject:  Re: The intel
> "X520-4 154d 82599EB 10-Gigabit SFP+" ethernet controllerdoesn't
> work
> On 08/27/12 01:30, 李国中 wrote:
>> The intel "X520-4 154d 82599EB 10-Gigabit SFP+" ethernet
>> controller doesn't work, dmsg said "ethernet unknown" , I have
>> compiled the newest intel ixgbe driver and the module was loaded,
>> but it took no effects, if anybody can help me?
> What version of FreeBSD are you using?  If you applied an Intel
> driver manually, what's the version of the driver?  What was the
> hardware PCI IDs?
> Cheers,
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