Re: need IBM R40e NIC driver for RH9(BCM5700)
Date: Sat, 12 Mar 2005 10:44:07 -0500
> one IBM ThinkPad R40e with Broadcom NetXtreme Fast Ethernet controller, the
> NIC driver for Redhat linux9 may be BCM5700 on www.broadcom.com, but the web
> site seems encounter problems, so I can't access it.
> Pls send the file at your convenience if u have it.
You don't need it. The bcm5700 driver from Broadcom only supported
older kernels last time I looked. Recent kernels (since around 2.4.20
or so) include the tg3 driver for the same Broadcom NICs.
BTW, are you sure that BCM5700 is right? That's a Gigabit Ethernet
adapter. The specs I've seen for the ThinkPad R40 say it has 10/100
Ethernet, not Gigabit. If your laptop has a Broadcom 10/100 NIC, that
would use the b44 driver (also in standard kernels for quite some time)
for BCM44xx-series 10/100 NICs.
My suggestion: as root try both 'modprobe b44' and 'modprobe tg3'. If
either one loads with no error messages, then you've found the right
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