Broadcom 440x NIC not recognized on boot

Richard Lynch ceo at
Mon Sep 6 20:28:08 PDT 2004

Subhro wrote:
> Could I have a look at your whole dmesg?

> Also tell us something about your other hardware. Did you try popping
> out the NIC and fixing it in another slot?

It's a Dell laptop...

I'm not unwilling to open her up and poke at it, but I'm guessing that
there isn't an extra PCI slot in there to move the NIC to...

Plus, like, the NIC is being "seen" it just ain't hooking up with the BFE
driver -- Or that's how I interpret the dmesg output...

Here's Dell's "Tech Specs":

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