Dell 1955 Blade - Broadcom NIC not detected (BCM5708S)

Morten A. Middelthon morten at
Fri Dec 15 04:55:15 PST 2006

On Mon, Oct 30, 2006 at 04:17:00PM +0200, Conrad Burger wrote:
> I am trying to get FreeBSD to work on a Dell 1955 blade. Looks like
> the NICs on the blade are not supported by the BCE or BGE driver.
> On Linux the NICs are identified as "06:00.0 Ethernet controller:
> Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme II BCM5708S Gigabit Ethernet (rev 11)"
> >From "if_bce.c"
> -------------------------
> * The following controllers are not supported by this driver:
> * (These are not "Production" versions of the controller.)
> *   BCM5706C A0, A1
> *   BCM5706S A0, A1, A2, A3
> *   BCM5708C A0, B0
> *  --> BCM5708S <-- A0, B0, B1
> Is there any reason why the chipset is not supported? Is there anyway
> of getting the BCE or BGE driver to work with this chipset? Will it be
> supported sometime in the near future?
> Any help would be much appreciated.

Any development here? We have just started purchasing 1955 Blades and would
very much like to install FreeBSD on them :)

with regards,

Morten A. Middelthon

To err is human, to forgive is Not Company Policy.
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