On Sun, 16 Nov 2003, Kent Stewart wrote: > On Sunday 16 November 2003 08:17 am, Jackie S. McCracken wrote: > > I'm trying to build a Dell 1750 with 5.1. After the kern and mfsroot > > floppies have loaded and the system starts to come up it reports an > > unrecognized chip set then once I try to run the ftp utility to load a > > minimum configuration it cannot see the NIC interface i.e. it's not part of > > the choices for the download. The system came with a driver disk for the > > Broadcom NIC which is a 5704 gigabit interface but it only has drivers for > > Windows, Linux, and some other OS's but nothing for FreeBSD. According to > > the Dell info it is a ServerWorks GC LE Chipset with 2:1 memory > > interleaving. How do I get the system to run? I need to get it up and > > running ASAP. HI!
The driver for the bge 5704 was introduced shorty before 4.9-Prerelease. So you have to upgrade your sources, so that basically the bge driver knows about the particular different pci id of the 5704 chip. I had 4-stable on it, so I installed 4.8-R, put in a 3com 905 (which was lying around, any 3.3V-Card will do) and cvsup'ed to 4.9-pre. After make world anything was fine, and i pulled the 3com. I don't know about 5.1, if tracking releng_51 will do the job. Or you take the relevant pieces of the bge driver from -current, merge them into your sources for 5.1. I never did it, so YMMV. HTH Olaf -- Olaf Hoyer [EMAIL PROTECTED] Fuerchterliche Erlebniss geben zu raten, ob der, welcher sie erlebt, nicht etwas Fuerchterliches ist. (Nietzsche, Jenseits von Gut und Boese) _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"