Dell 1955 Blade - Broadcom NIC not detected (BCM5708S)
kometen at gmail.com
Fri Dec 15 05:50:54 PST 2006
> > 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 :)
There is not much response regardring this issue other than "me too".
The need for an updated driver is there and if we want some progress I
believe some financing seems to be the only alternative. Maby Scott
(Long) has some thought on this (if he's not to busy getting 6.2
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