Dell Optiplex 745 - Broadcom 5754 NIC
chrism at cjsoftuk.dyndns.org
Wed Aug 8 08:00:08 UTC 2007
According to the modules listings, the Feisty (7.04) version ought
If you manually type " sudo modprobe tg3" <enter> on Feisty in a
Terminal window, followed by "ifconfig" <enter> you should get the
To load it every time, you need to add it to the end of the file
"/etc/modules". Don't forget that the last line of "/etc/modules" must
If you have no success manually loading the tg3 driver, let us know and
we'll try to help you get it working.
ubuntu at wheatonma.edu wrote:
> Hello all,
> I am trying to help someone here get Kubuntu (6.06.1 or 7.04) working
> with the builtin broadcom NIC inside a new Dell Optiplex 745. When we
> run lspci it shows it as
> 0000:03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation: Unknown device
> 167a (rev 02)
> I noticed underneath /lib/modules/kernel/.../.../net there already
> existed a tg3.ko driver (that wasn't getting loaded). I tried
> downloading and compiling the latest version of this driver but the
> make process kept failing. I also tried to do this with the older
> version of this driver (the bmc5700 one I believe is the name) from
> Broadcom's site but the make failed the exact same way (complained
> that a file or directory did not exist).
> This was all within version 6.06.1. I had my end user download and
> install 7.04 of Kubuntu this morning and it was reported that the same
> thing is happening. ARGHH!!!
> When I had it at version 6.06.1 I tried using insmod to load the
> existing tg3.ko driver and it did appear when I ran lsmod but when I
> tried to restart the network scripts it just complained that there was
> no eth0 device.
> Has anyone got this working? Or... can you suggest a half height PCI
> card we could install in the Dell that Kubuntu would recognize and we
> could disable the onboard card?
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