Subject: bce data error with BCM4401-B0
To: None <>
From: Brook Milligan <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/31/2006 11:17:13
I am trying to install NetBSD (2006. for now) on a Dell
XPS M1210 laptop.  The kernel detects the ethernet device as:

    bce0 at pci5 dev 0 function 0: Broadcom BCM4401-B0 10/100 Ethernet

Configuration of the device with ifconfig seems fine.  However, as
soon as the device is connected to a live network, the console scrolls
the following messages (for each packet?):

    bce0: data error

This seems to originate from the interrupt handler in

Any suggestions on what is going wrong and how to fix it are welcome.

By the way, for testing I would like to boot this machine from a USB
stick.  Given that I can compile a system, how should I format the USB
stick to be bootable?