Paul Schmehl <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes: > Yuan, Jue wrote: > > On Wednesday 03 May 2006 22:52, you wrote: > >> I'm trying to set up a new laptop, and I have an odd problem. The > >> laptop has a Broadcomm NetXtreme 57xx Gig Nic, and the install didn't > >> recognize it. The GENERIC kernel has support for the NIC (bge and > >> miibus), and I've done several installs on other hardware that detected > >> the NIC just fine, but this one doesn't. There's nothing in dmesg, and > >> ifconfig only shows lo0. > >> > >> How do I correct this problem? > > Does any other OS on this laptop could recognize the NIC ? Maybe it > > is > > a problem of hardware ;) > > > It's a dual boot machine. Windows XP recognizes the NIC just fine, > but *not* with the default drivers that come with XP SP2. I had to > install the drivers from Dell. > > Maybe there's something different about this NIC?
Dell often does unexpectedly proprietary things like that, so it's possible. I think you may need the bce(4) driver rther than bge(4), but that is in the GENERIC kernel these days also. _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"