Subject: Re: bce data error with BCM4401-B0
To: Brook Milligan <>
From: Tom Spindler <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/31/2006 10:19:37
> 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

How much memory do you have? If more than a gig, it's a known problem;
see bce(4).