Dell Optiplex 745 - Broadcom 5754 NIC

ubuntu at wheatonma.edu ubuntu at wheatonma.edu
Wed Aug 8 20:26:30 UTC 2007


Chris,

Below is the output from lspci and lspci -n . Here is the output from 
uname -a. Thanks again for any help you can offer with this issue.

uname -a
==============
Linux Achilles 2.6.15-26-386 #1 PREEMPT Thu Aug 3 02:52:00 UTC 2006 i686 
GNU/Linux

lspci:
==============
0000:00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation: Unknown device 2990 (rev 02)
0000:00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation: Unknown device 2991 (rev 02)
0000:00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation: Unknown device 2834 (rev 02)
0000:00:1a.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation: Unknown device 2835 (rev 02)
0000:00:1a.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation: Unknown device 283a (rev 02)
0000:00:1b.0 0403: Intel Corporation: Unknown device 284b (rev 02)
0000:00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation: Unknown device 283f (rev 02)
0000:00:1c.4 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation: Unknown device 2847 (rev 02)
0000:00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation: Unknown device 2830 (rev 02)
0000:00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation: Unknown device 2831 (rev 02)
0000:00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation: Unknown device 2832 (rev 02)
0000:00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation: Unknown device 2836 (rev 02)
0000:00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev f2)
0000:00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation: Unknown device 2810 (rev 02)
0000:00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation: Unknown device 2820 (rev 02)
0000:00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation: Unknown device 283e (rev 02)
0000:00:1f.5 IDE interface: Intel Corporation: Unknown device 2825 (rev 02)
0000:01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown 
device 7183
0000:01:00.1 Display controller: ATI Technologies Inc: Unknown device 71a3
0000:03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation: Unknown device 
167a (rev 02)

lspci -n:
=================
0000:00:00.0 0600: 8086:2990 (rev 02)
0000:00:01.0 0604: 8086:2991 (rev 02)
0000:00:1a.0 0c03: 8086:2834 (rev 02)
0000:00:1a.1 0c03: 8086:2835 (rev 02)
0000:00:1a.7 0c03: 8086:283a (rev 02)
0000:00:1b.0 0403: 8086:284b (rev 02)
0000:00:1c.0 0604: 8086:283f (rev 02)
0000:00:1c.4 0604: 8086:2847 (rev 02)
0000:00:1d.0 0c03: 8086:2830 (rev 02)
0000:00:1d.1 0c03: 8086:2831 (rev 02)
0000:00:1d.2 0c03: 8086:2832 (rev 02)
0000:00:1d.7 0c03: 8086:2836 (rev 02)
0000:00:1e.0 0604: 8086:244e (rev f2)
0000:00:1f.0 0601: 8086:2810 (rev 02)
0000:00:1f.2 0101: 8086:2820 (rev 02)
0000:00:1f.3 0c05: 8086:283e (rev 02)
0000:00:1f.5 0101: 8086:2825 (rev 02)
0000:01:00.0 0300: 1002:7183
0000:01:00.1 0380: 1002:71a3
0000:03:00.0 0200: 14e4:167a (rev 02)



Chris Malton wrote:
> The Alternate CD does have better hardware support, but that's about all.
> 
> I find this odd because the PCI ID of the device is listed in the pci 
> listings.
> 
> Please could you send the output of
>     lspci
> and
>     lspci -n
> 
> This will allow us to check if your hardware is listed.
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Chris
> 
> ubuntu at wheatonma.edu wrote:
>> Chris,
>>
>> I heard back from my end user about the suggestions you mentioned 
>> regarding the Broadcom 5754 NIC, below is his response. Any suggestions 
>> you could offer would be greatly appreciated.
>>
>>
>> I ran these commands....
>> sudo modprobe tg3
>> doesn't choke, but ifconfig doesn't change - eth0 does not appear. And
>> ifconfig eth0
>> says device not found.
>>
>> This is very strange, as tg3.ko is where you said it is, and seems to be 
>> ok, in that in loading it, nothing bad happens.
>>
>> I also added it at the end of the /etc/modules file to see if rebooting 
>> would do it.  Nope.
>>
>> one more thing: I'm currently running 7.04 Feisty Fawn Alternate, hoping 
>> that that version would have more drivers.  I can re-install regular 
>> Feisty Fawn 7.04 if that would help.
>>
>> Chris Malton wrote:
>>   
>>> Hi,
>>>     According to the modules listings, the Feisty (7.04) version ought 
>>> to work.
>>>
>>> If you manually type " sudo modprobe tg3" <enter> on Feisty in a 
>>> Terminal window, followed by "ifconfig" <enter> you should get the 
>>> device loaded.
>>>
>>> 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 
>>> be blank!
>>>
>>> If you have no success manually loading the tg3 driver, let us know and 
>>> we'll try to help you get it working.
>>>
>>> Chris
>>>
>>>
>>> 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?
>>>>
>>>> Thanks
>>>>
>>>>   
>>>>       
>>>     
>>   
> 
> 
> 




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