bge network driver not loaded on a HP (Compaq) Proliant DL380 G3
david at landgren.net
Wed Mar 26 14:41:29 PST 2003
I am in the process of installing FreeBSD 4.7 on an HP Proliant DL380
G3. At the moment I am blocked by the fact that the kernel does not
recognise the network card (or rather, does not load the bge driver).
It is a Broadcom BCM5703X Gigabit Ethernet adapter. (In fact there are two).
When I run 'pciconf -lv' it displays the following output
none4 at pci2:1:0:class=[omitted]
vendor = 'Broadcom Corporation'
device = 'BCM5703X Gigabit Ethernet'
class = network
subclass = ethernet
and same again more or less for the second adapter at none5. And when I
run ifconfig -a, they are not present.
The GENERIC kernel doesn't load the driver, and the bge driver is
included. I rebuilt a kernel stripping out all the other network
adapters and still it does not correctly sense the card. How can I force
FreeBSD to recognize the adapters?
A second problem, less urgent, is that the machine has 5Gb of RAM, and
at boot time the kernel says
memory above 4Gb ignored
While configuring the new kernel file I reviewed everything in LINT but
I didn't see anything obvious. Is it possible to get 4.7 to recognize
>4Gb or is this something that can only be done on a more recent
version, e.g., 4.8 or 5.0?
Thanks for any clues I can use,
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