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My findings in installing NetBSD on this laptop.
bge didn't support the BCM5789 in 3.1-RC3 either,so I had to add a kernel patch (kern/33282)
and compile a new kernel. The above dmesg's are with that patch.
The patch failed one part (pcidevs.h) but worked anyway. I had to use
config MYKERNEL , because
./build.sh kernel=MYKERNEL failed. YMMV.
After that, bge0 finally works.
Booting from USB hard drive: the NetBSD boot loader booted from the usb hard drive without problems,
- network interfaces not detected. Most likely, bge didn't support the BCM5789 when 3.0.1 was released
- XFree86 (version 4.5.0) refuses to start up, because it can't find a working screenmode in vesa. Perhaps I should try Xorg instead