bge on the new Mac Mini

Gary Palmer gpalmer at
Fri Nov 16 16:20:51 UTC 2012

On Fri, Nov 16, 2012 at 10:54:00AM -0500, Richard Kuhns wrote:
> On 11/16/12 10:41, Alfred Perlstein wrote:
> > Often that is all that is needed.  It's worth a shot and reporting back.
> > 
> > Do you know how to update the table in the driver, rebuild/install 
> > kernel and check?
> > 
> > -Alfred
> > 
> I'm afraid not. I grepped for the hex value reported on the one that works
> (chip=0x16b414e4), but I couldn't find it in its entirety, 16b4, or 14e4. So I
> don't know what to add :-(
> I don't have any problem with rebuilding and installing a new kernel, though.

14e4 is the ID for Broadcom
16b4 is the ID for BCM57765, a NetXtreme Desktop/Mobile chip has a list
of the BCM PCI ID values

There is a (frequently incomplete) database of user reported PCI values at  It has the BCM ID (14e4), but not your chip

Linux uses the tg3 driver for that chipset apparently, but I think thats
a general dumping ground for a lot of Broadcom products.  Not sure what the
appropriate FreeBSD driver to add the ID code to would be.



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