Have you tried the bge drivers instead of bce? I have a Dell PowerEdge 2650 running 7.1 and it is using the bge drivers with no problems, though it is the running i386 and not amd64.
Thanks, Dean Weimer Network Administrator Orscheln Management Co -----Original Message----- Message: 11 Date: Tue, 19 May 2009 06:06:26 -0500 From: Len Conrad <lcon...@go2france.com> Subject: RE: dell broadcom nic & fbsd 7.1 AMD64 To: firstname.lastname@example.org Message-ID: <20090519124915.sm08...@w500.go2france.com> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii" >> ifconfig_bce0="inet 10.2.17.8 netmask 255.255.0.0" >> >>>and output from: >>> >>> dhclient bc0 >> >> I ran that on a local machine and it hung up the interface, requiring a warm >> reboot. >> >> I'll see what happens with my client's machine. >> > >I assume you substituted the correct interface name? (bce0 in place of bc0) yes, sorry, bc was my mistake, rc.conf has/always had ifconfig_bce0="inet 10.2.17.8 netmask 255.255.0.0" We are thinking about dropping back to 7.1 i386 (and losing the 600 MB RAM) or up to 7.2. We have several Dell 1950/2950 with fbsd 7.0 and 7.1 that have had no problems with Broadcom. Len _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"