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Manual Pages  — BFE

NAME

bfe – Broadcom BCM4401 Ethernet Device Driver

CONTENTS

SYNOPSIS

To compile this driver into the kernel, place the following lines in your kernel configuration file: device miibus device bfe

Alternatively, to load the driver as a module at boot time, place the following line in loader.conf(5):

if_bfe_load="YES"

DESCRIPTION

The bfe driver provides support for Broadcom BCM4401 based Fast Ethernet adapters.

The bfe driver supports the following media types:
autoselect Enable autoselection of the media type and options.
10baseT/UTP
  Set 10Mbps operation.
100baseTX Set 100Mbps (Fast Ethernet) operation.

The bfe driver supports the following media options:
full-duplex
  Set full duplex operation.

For further information on configuring this device, see ifconfig(8).

DIAGNOSTICS

bfe%d: couldn't map memory A fatal initialization error has occurred.
bfe%d: couldn't map interrupt A fatal initialization error has occurred.
bfe%d: failed to allocate DMA resources There are not enough mbufs available for allocation.
bfe%d: watchdog timeout -- resetting The device has stopped responding to the network, or there is a problem with the network connection (cable).

SEE ALSO

altq(4), arp(4), miibus(4), netintro(4), ng_ether(4), ifconfig(8)

HISTORY

The bfe device driver first appeared in FreeBSD 5.1 .

AUTHORS

The bfe device driver was written by Stuart Walsh and Duncan Barclay. This manual page was written by Stuart Walsh.

BFE (4) July 16, 2005

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