dell broadcom nic & fbsd 7.1 AMD64

Graeme Dargie arab at
Mon May 18 22:06:44 UTC 2009

-----Original Message-----
From: Glen Barber [mailto:glen.j.barber at] 
Sent: 18 May 2009 22:58
To: lconrad at
Cc: freebsd-questions at
Subject: Re: dell broadcom nic & fbsd 7.1 AMD64

On Mon, May 18, 2009 at 5:37 PM, Len Conrad <lconrad at> wrote:
>>Could you paste the output of the following:
>>   cat /etc/rc.conf | grep bc0
> sorry, is bce not bc,

Was going to be my next suggestion... I couldn't find 'bc' in GENERIC
for amd64.

> ifconfig_bce0="inet netmask"
>>and output from:
>>   dhclient bc0
> I ran that on a local machine and it hung up the interface, requiring a warm reboot.
> I'll see what happens with my client's machine.

I assume you substituted the correct interface name? (bce0 in place of bc0)

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Just took a quick peek at my pfsense machine hp D530 USDT which has a broadcom gigabit NIC, phpsysinfo reports bge0: Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet Controller, ASIC rev. 0x3003. Might be worth trying that driver.



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