bge on the new Mac Mini

Richard Kuhns rjk at
Fri Nov 16 17:25:53 UTC 2012

On 11/16/12 12:09, Gary Palmer wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 16, 2012 at 11:27:17AM -0500, Richard Kuhns wrote:
>> On 11/16/12 11:20, Gary Palmer wrote:
>>> 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.
>>> Regards,
>>> Gary
>> Sorry, I should have been more clear. I grepped for those values in
>> /usr/src/sys/dev/bge/*, since that's the driver that's used on the older minis.
>> I assume that's where the table is that Alfred mentioned; I just don't know what
>> to add to it.
> The probe table appears to be bge_devs in if_bge.c.  The values there are
> #define'd in if_bgereg.h, but for a quick hack you just need to add the value
> to the table
> Gary

Thanks, I found it. I also found that the reason I couldn't find it before was
that I didn't tell grep to ignore case :-(

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