Broadcom bce interface problems

Brian McCann bjmccann at
Tue Oct 13 12:31:08 UTC 2009

I'm having problems with the bce interface on a FreeBSD 7.2 install, using
an IBM BladeCenter HS21 machine.  The machine uses the NetXtreme II card.
 The really strange thing here is, the switch shows a link, but the card
shows no carrier in the setup.  It started working for a few seconds at one
point when I reset the switch (at least, I think that's what I did), and it
detected 1000BaseSX as the media and showed a status of active, but promptly
went away.  If I try setting the media type manually, that doesn't appear to
Has anyone seen this or have any ideas?

Brian McCann

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