FreeBSD 10.0 on Raspberry PI B+ no network devices

Andreas Schwarz Andreas.Schwarz at
Mon Aug 25 14:35:44 UTC 2014

On Mon, 25 Aug 2014 09:05:35 -0400 Paul Mather <paul at> wrote:
> On Aug 25, 2014, at 4:56 AM, Erich Dollansky <erichsfreebsdlist at> wrote:


> > I got recently two Raspberries B+. I downloaded the file
> > FreeBSD-10.0-STABLE-arm-armv6-RPI-B-20140406-r264194.img.bz2 and copied
> > it to a memory card. 
> > 
> > I edited rc.conf to be able to use the Raspberries without keyboard.
> > The problem is now that no network comes up.
> > 
> > ue0 simply does not exist.
> > 
> > What do I do wrong here?
> > 
> > It must be something simple I just do not see.
> You are likely not doing anything wrong.  As I understand it, the Model 
> B+ uses a slightly different USB controller/revision to the Model B, 
> and this might not be recognised/supported yet by FreeBSD.  The network 
> is via USB on Raspberry Pi, so the USB support problem would cause the 
> network not to work/be recognised.

I've got also two B+ Models two weeks ago and I'm able to use the image 
(r269955) from my B Models without any problems. The only thing, what I 
had to do, was to upgrade the bootloader to a recent version.

Have a look at :

root at pizelot:~ # uname -a
FreeBSD 11.0-CURRENT FreeBSD 11.0-CURRENT #0 r269955: Fri Aug 15 05:00:27 CEST 2014     root at  arm

root at pizelot:~ # dmesg
KDB: debugger backends: ddb
KDB: current backend: ddb
Copyright (c) 1992-2014 The FreeBSD Project.
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        The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.
FreeBSD is a registered trademark of The FreeBSD Foundation.
FreeBSD 11.0-CURRENT #0 r269955: Fri Aug 15 05:00:27 CEST 2014
    root at arm
FreeBSD clang version 3.4.1 (tags/RELEASE_34/dot1-final 208032) 20140512
VT: init without driver.
CPU: ARM1176JZ-S rev 7 (ARM11J core)
 Supported features: ARM_ISA THUMB2 JAZELLE ARMv4 Security_Ext
 WB enabled LABT branch prediction enabled
  16KB/32B 4-way instruction cache
  16KB/32B 4-way write-back-locking-C data cache
real memory  = 536866816 (511 MB)
avail memory = 499798016 (476 MB)
random: <Software, Yarrow> initialized
kbd0 at kbdmux0
ofwbus0: <Open Firmware Device Tree>
simplebus0: <Flattened device tree simple bus> mem 0x20000000-0x20ffffff on ofwbus0
intc0: <BCM2835 Interrupt Controller> mem 0xb200-0xb3ff on simplebus0
systimer0: <BCM2835 System Timer> mem 0x3000-0x3fff irq 8,9,10,11 on simplebus0
Event timer "BCM2835 Event Timer 3" frequency 1000000 Hz quality 1000
Timecounter "BCM2835 Timecounter" frequency 1000000 Hz quality 1000
bcmwd0: <BCM2708/2835 Watchdog> mem 0x10001c-0x100027 on simplebus0
gpio0: <BCM2708/2835 GPIO controller> mem 0x200000-0x2000af irq 57,59,58,60 on simplebus0
gpio0: read-only pins: 46,47,48,49,50,51,52,53.
gpio0: reserved pins: 48,49,50,51,52,53.
gpioc0: <GPIO controller> on gpio0
gpiobus0: <OFW GPIO bus> on gpio0
gpioled0: <GPIO led> at pin(s) 16 on gpiobus0
iichb0: <BCM2708/2835 BSC controller> mem 0x205000-0x20501f irq 61 on simplebus0
iicbus0: <OFW I2C bus> on iichb0
iic0: <I2C generic I/O> on iicbus0
iichb1: <BCM2708/2835 BSC controller> mem 0x804000-0x80401f irq 61 on simplebus0
iicbus1: <OFW I2C bus> on iichb1
iic1: <I2C generic I/O> on iicbus1
spi0: <BCM2708/2835 SPI controller> mem 0x204000-0x20401f irq 62 on simplebus0
spibus0: <OFW SPI bus> on spi0
bcm_dma0: <BCM2835 DMA Controller> mem 0x7000-0x7fff,0xe05000-0xe05fff irq 24,25,26,27,28,29,30,31,32,33,34,35,36 on simplebus0
mbox0: <BCM2835 VideoCore Mailbox> mem 0xb880-0xb8bf irq 1 on simplebus0
sdhci_bcm0: <Broadcom 2708 SDHCI controller> mem 0x300000-0x3000ff irq 70 on simplebus0
mmc0: <MMC/SD bus> on sdhci_bcm0
uart0: <PrimeCell UART (PL011)> mem 0x201000-0x201fff irq 65 on simplebus0
uart0: console (115200,n,8,1)
dwcotg0: <DWC OTG 2.0 integrated USB controller> mem 0x980000-0x99ffff irq 17 on simplebus0
usbus0 on dwcotg0
fb0: <BCM2835 VT framebuffer driver> on ofwbus0
simplebus1: <Flattened device tree simple bus> on ofwbus0
simplebus1: could not get ranges
device_attach: simplebus1 attach returned 6
Timecounters tick every 10.000 msec
usbus0: 480Mbps High Speed USB v2.0
ugen0.1: <DWCOTG> at usbus0
uhub0: <DWCOTG OTG Root HUB, class 9/0, rev 2.00/1.00, addr 1> on usbus0
mmcsd0: 32GB <SDHC 00000 1.0 SN 8129044B MFG 02/2014 by 27 SM> at mmc0 25.0MHz/4bit/65535-block
fb0: 1920x1200(0x0 at 0,0) 16bpp
fb0: pitch 3840, base 0x5f005000, screen_size 4608000
fbd0 on fb0
VT: initialize with new VT driver "fb".
random: unblocking device.
Root mount waiting for: usbus0
uhub0: 1 port with 1 removable, self powered
ugen0.2: <vendor 0x0424> at usbus0
uhub1: <vendor 0x0424 product 0x9514, class 9/0, rev 2.00/2.00, addr 2> on usbus0
uhub1: MTT enabled
Root mount waiting for: usbus0
uhub1: 5 ports with 4 removable, self powered
Root mount waiting for: usbus0
ugen0.3: <vendor 0x0424> at usbus0
smsc0: <vendor 0x0424 product 0xec00, rev 2.00/2.00, addr 3> on usbus0
smsc0: chip 0xec00, rev. 0002
miibus0: <MII bus> on smsc0
ukphy0: <Generic IEEE 802.3u media interface> PHY 1 on miibus0
ukphy0:  none, 10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, auto
ue0: <USB Ethernet> on smsc0
ue0: Ethernet address: b8:27:eb:ba:c9:19
Root mount waiting for: usbus0
ugen0.4: <Chicony> at usbus0
ukbd0: <Chicony USB Keyboard, class 0/0, rev 2.00/1.65, addr 4> on usbus0
kbd1 at ukbd0
Trying to mount root from ufs:/dev/mmcsd0s2a [rw,noatime]...
warning: no time-of-day clock registered, system time will not be set accurately
smsc0: chip 0xec00, rev. 0002
uhid0: <Chicony USB Keyboard, class 0/0, rev 2.00/1.65, addr 4> on usbus0

best regards

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