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.
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