No network Interface found. Isn't there a driver for that Network Card?

Discussion in 'Support' started by Paolo Vincenzo Olivo, Jun 21, 2017.

  1. Paolo Vincenzo Olivo

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    Hi everybody, I'm new to DesktopBSD.
    I moved yesterday from FreeBSD 11 to DesktopBSD because I wanted to try out something new and many were saying on the web that DesktopBSD was good. Indeeed Ichose it mainly because I was curious about something more desktop-oriented and TrueOS wouldn't obviously fit my old 2008 laptop (Acer TravelMate 5335), with his awful 32-bit Intel Celeron cpu.

    Anyway, on FreeBSD I could connect to the web whether wired or wireless. There was the bge0 driver for may Broadcom 57xx Gigabit ethernet card, and I had created a ndis driver for my Broadcom 4325 wireless device, although the latter used to cause kernel panics from time to time.

    I didn't expect to find a working wireless driver, but at least an Ethernet driver (That card always worked smoothly, on debian first, the on windows XP, even on ReactOS when I decided to try it).
    So I went to the network configuration menu, just to find out no network device was found. I then looked up on rc.conf and verified that no driver had been loaded at boot. Hence I used 'ifconfig' to see if DesktopBSD recognized bcm57, but the only output i got regarded lo0.

    So, to sum up, since there is no point in having a computer without internet nowadays, anyone would like to try help me? Is there anyway to port bge0 driver to DesktopBSD? If I ever tried to take it from freebsd iso, is there any chance it will work if I put it into modules and load it in loader.conf?

    If not I feel I'll have to switch OS again

    I'm sorry but I felt kind of forced to post here since I couldn't manage to find any sort of handbook nor similar post about networking on DesktopBSD.

    Thank you very much in advance
    I'm looking forward to receiving an answer ass soon as possible,
    Best regards

    #1Paolo Vincenzo Olivo, Today at 12:15 PM
     
  2. lordlux

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    Hi Paolo - Welcome

    In a past not too far , I had the same computer , with the same hardware .
    In BSD world , nothing is easy ... Especially Broadcom drivers .
    You said that you are migrating from FBSD 11 . In FBSD 11 , this issue , is solved . Note that DesktopBSD is a 10.3 version , and your case let me in doubt if you choose the download correctly .
    The Hardened BSD , is more difficult to do fine tunes .
    Look in your System , if you have /usr/ports , and try the command : " sudo portsnap fetch " .
    If not , you are on HBSD . In this case , you have to download the FBSD 2.0 .
    Installing is not difficult , but you have to do with your cable plugged into note , to do auto detect .
    After installing / reinstalling , just type sudo ifconfig bge0 up .
    after ifconfig , sudo dhclient bge0 . If the system cannot give you an address .
    type sudo ifconfig bge0 alias - (example - 192.168.0.10 ) replace 192.168.0.10 , with an ip from your internal network provided by your default router .
    after its ,
    sudo ifconfig bge0 down
    sudo ifconfig bge0 up
    sudo reboot .
    then enjoy the world .
    if you continue having problems , I'm here to help .

    best regards

    Lord Lux
     
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  3. lordlux

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    just a Question , what Desktop Environment did you try to use on FBSD 11? What was the reason to do this downgrade ?
    Because on FBSD 11 dvd1 have a complete KDE to install . Its simple , if you wanna try , Im here.
     
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