bge network driver not loaded on a HP (Compaq) Proliant DL380 G3

L. Jankok lucio.jankok at
Thu Mar 27 05:53:05 PST 2003

Had this problem with 4.7 Release.
4.7 Stable solved this problem. The driver is rock solid too..
processing more than 230 GB a month.

Lucio Jankok

: -----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
: Van: owner-freebsd-questions at [mailto:owner-freebsd-
: questions at] Namens David Landgren
: Verzonden: woensdag 26 maart 2003 16:15
: Aan: freebsd-questions at
: Onderwerp: bge network driver not loaded on a HP (Compaq) Proliant
: G3
: Hello,
: 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
: (not cut&paste)
: 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
: 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
: 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
: 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,
: David
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