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Old 02-01-2010, 04:07 PM   #1
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Problem with Broadcom Gigabit Integrated Ethernet Card in RHEL 5.4


Hi,
I recently bought a machine from Dell. It came with Windows7. But I wanted to install RHEL5. So I reformatted to RHEL5.4. And now it doesn't detect the netowrk card. The network card seems to be Broadcom 57XX Gigabit Integrated Ethernet Card (as per the Dell support website and the drivers and utilities CD). Also, Dell support said they don't have any linux driver for this. I googled around but couldn't find a solution to install the driver for this card.

1. How do I know what is the exact card?
2. How to install driver for this card?

Please help!
TIA,
 
Old 02-01-2010, 06:48 PM   #2
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You could try 'lspci' or 'dmidecode' to determine the exact model. Once you have this you should be able to find a suitable driver, even if it comes as source.

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Have you tried the 'tg3' kernel module
modprobe tg3
should do it.
 
Old 02-02-2010, 12:02 PM   #4
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Thanks kbp and business_kid!

The output of lspci is
Quote:
[root@localhost sbin]# lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Clarksfield/Lynnfield DMI (rev 11)
00:03.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Clarksfield/Lynnfield PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev 11)
00:08.0 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Clarksfield/Lynnfield System Management Registers (rev 11)
00:08.1 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Clarksfield/Lynnfield Semaphore and Scratchpad Registers (rev 11)
00:08.2 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Clarksfield/Lynnfield System Control and Status Registers (rev 11)
00:08.3 System peripheral: Intel Corporation Clarksfield/Lynnfield Miscellaneous Registers (rev 11)
00:10.0 System peripheral: Intel Corporation QPI Link (rev 11)
00:10.1 System peripheral: Intel Corporation QPI Routing and Protocol Registers (rev 11)
00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation Ibex Peak USB2 Enhanced Host Controller (rev 05)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation Ibex Peak High Definition Audio (rev 05)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Ibex Peak PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev 05)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation Ibex Peak USB2 Enhanced Host Controller (rev 05)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev a5)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation Ibex Peak LPC Interface Controller (rev 05)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation Ibex Peak 6 port SATA AHCI Controller (rev 05)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation Ibex Peak SMBus Controller (rev 05)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV620 [FirePro 2260]
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation Unknown device 1692 (rev 01)
Output of dmidecode is
Quote:
[root@localhost sbin]# dmidecode
# dmidecode 2.7
SMBIOS 2.6 present.
28 structures occupying 1218 bytes.
Table at 0x000FCF00.

Handle 0x0000, DMI type 0, 24 bytes.
BIOS Information
Vendor: Dell Inc.
Version: 1.0.1
Release Date: 09/18/2009
Address: 0xF0000
Runtime Size: 64 kB
ROM Size: 1024 kB
Characteristics:
ISA is supported
PCI is supported
PNP is supported
APM is supported
BIOS is upgradeable
BIOS shadowing is allowed
ESCD support is available
Boot from CD is supported
Selectable boot is supported
BIOS ROM is socketed
EDD is supported
5.25"/1.2 MB floppy services are supported (int 13h)
3.5"/720 KB floppy services are supported (int 13h)
3.5"/2.88 MB floppy services are supported (int 13h)
Print screen service is supported (int 5h)
8042 keyboard services are supported (int 9h)
Serial services are supported (int 14h)
Printer services are supported (int 17h)
CGA/mono video services are supported (int 10h)
ACPI is supported
USB legacy is supported
LS-120 boot is supported
ATAPI Zip drive boot is supported
BIOS boot specification is supported
Targeted content distribution is supported
BIOS Revision: 8.15

Handle 0x0001, DMI type 1, 27 bytes.
System Information
Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
Product Name: Precision T1500
Version: 00
Serial Number: 48GMM11
UUID: 44454C4C-3800-1047-804D-B4C04F4D4C31
Wake-up Type: Power Switch
SKU Number: 0
Family: 0

Handle 0x0002, DMI type 2, 15 bytes.
Base Board Information
Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
Product Name: 0P67HD
Version: A00
Serial Number: ..CN697029AR1573.
Asset Tag:
Features:
Board is a hosting board
Board is replaceable
Location In Chassis:
Chassis Handle: 0x0003
Type: Motherboard
Contained Object Handles: 0

Handle 0x0003, DMI type 3, 21 bytes.
Chassis Information
Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
Type: Desktop
Lock: Not Present
Version:
Serial Number: 48GMM11
Asset Tag:
Boot-up State: Safe
Power Supply State: Safe
Thermal State: Safe
Security Status: None
OEM Information: 0x00000000
Heigth: Unspecified
Number Of Power Cords: 1
Contained Elements: 0

Handle 0x0004, DMI type 4, 42 bytes.
Processor Information
Socket Designation: CPU 1
Type: Central Processor
Family: Other
Manufacturer: Intel
ID: E5 06 01 00 FF FB EB BF
Version: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 860 @ 2.80GHz
Voltage: Unknown
External Clock: 133 MHz
Max Speed: 2800 MHz
Current Speed: 2800 MHz
Status: Populated, Enabled
Upgrade: Other
L1 Cache Handle: 0x0005
L2 Cache Handle: 0x0006
L3 Cache Handle: 0x0007
Serial Number: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
Asset Tag: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
Part Number: To Be Filled By O.E.M.

Handle 0x0005, DMI type 7, 19 bytes.
Cache Information
Socket Designation: L1-Cache
Configuration: Enabled, Not Socketed, Level 1
Operational Mode: Write Through
Location: Internal
Installed Size: 256 KB
Maximum Size: 256 KB
Supported SRAM Types:
Other
Installed SRAM Type: Other
Speed: Unknown
Error Correction Type: Parity
System Type: Instruction
Associativity: 4-way Set-associative

Handle 0x0006, DMI type 7, 19 bytes.
Cache Information
Socket Designation: L2-Cache
Configuration: Enabled, Not Socketed, Level 2
Operational Mode: Write Through
Location: Internal
Installed Size: 1024 KB
Maximum Size: 1024 KB
Supported SRAM Types:
Other
Installed SRAM Type: Other
Speed: Unknown
Error Correction Type: Single-bit ECC
System Type: Unified
Associativity: 8-way Set-associative

Handle 0x0007, DMI type 7, 19 bytes.
Cache Information
Socket Designation: L3-Cache
Configuration: Enabled, Not Socketed, Level 3
Operational Mode: Write Back
Location: Internal
Installed Size: 8192 KB
Maximum Size: 8192 KB
Supported SRAM Types:
Other
Installed SRAM Type: Other
Speed: Unknown
Error Correction Type: Single-bit ECC
System Type: Unified
Associativity: 16-way Set-associative

Handle 0x0008, DMI type 9, 17 bytes.
System Slot Information
Designation: PCIE1
Type: x16 PCI Express
Current Usage: In Use
Length: Long
Characteristics:
3.3 V is provided
Opening is shared
PME signal is supported

Handle 0x0009, DMI type 9, 17 bytes.
System Slot Information
Designation: PCIE2
Type: x1 PCI Express
Current Usage: Available
Length: Short
Characteristics:
3.3 V is provided
Opening is shared
PME signal is supported

Handle 0x000A, DMI type 9, 17 bytes.
System Slot Information
Designation: PCI1
Type: 32-bit PCI
Current Usage: Available
Length: Long
ID: 2
Characteristics:
3.3 V is provided
Opening is shared
PME signal is supported

Handle 0x000B, DMI type 9, 17 bytes.
System Slot Information
Designation: PCI2
Type: 32-bit PCI
Current Usage: Available
Length: Long
ID: 3
Characteristics:
3.3 V is provided
Opening is shared
PME signal is supported

Handle 0x000C, DMI type 11, 5 bytes.
OEM Strings
String 1: www.dell.com

Handle 0x000D, DMI type 13, 22 bytes.
BIOS Language Information
Installable Languages: 1
en|US|iso8859-1
Currently Installed Language: en|US|iso8859-1

Handle 0x000E, DMI type 16, 15 bytes.
Physical Memory Array
Location: System Board Or Motherboard
Use: System Memory
Error Correction Type: None
Maximum Capacity: 16 GB
Error Information Handle: Not Provided
Number Of Devices: 4

Handle 0x000F, DMI type 19, 15 bytes.
Memory Array Mapped Address
Starting Address: 0x00000000000
Ending Address: 0x000FFFFFFFF
Range Size: 4 GB
Physical Array Handle: 0x000E
Partition Width: 0

Handle 0x0010, DMI type 17, 28 bytes.
Memory Device
Array Handle: 0x000E
Error Information Handle: Not Provided
Total Width: 64 bits
Data Width: 64 bits
Size: 2048 MB
Form Factor: DIMM
Set: None
Locator: DIMM0
Bank Locator: BANK0
Type: Other
Type Detail: Synchronous
Speed: 1066 MHz (0.9 ns)
Manufacturer: Samsung
Serial Number: 93AC718B
Asset Tag: AssetTagNum0
Part Number: M378B5673EH1-CF8

Handle 0x0011, DMI type 20, 19 bytes.
Memory Device Mapped Address
Starting Address: 0x00000000000
Ending Address: 0x0007FFFFFFF
Range Size: 2 GB
Physical Device Handle: 0x0010
Memory Array Mapped Address Handle: 0x000F
Partition Row Position: 1
Interleaved Data Depth: 1

Handle 0x0012, DMI type 17, 28 bytes.
Memory Device
Array Handle: 0x000E
Error Information Handle: Not Provided
Total Width: Unknown
Data Width: Unknown
Size: No Module Installed
Form Factor: DIMM
Set: None
Locator: DIMM1
Bank Locator: BANK1
Type: Other
Type Detail: Unknown
Speed: Unknown
Manufacturer: Manufacturer01
Serial Number: SerNum01
Asset Tag: AssetTagNum1
Part Number: ModulePartNumber01

Handle 0x0013, DMI type 20, 19 bytes.
Memory Device Mapped Address
Starting Address: 0x00000000000
Ending Address: 0x000000003FF
Range Size: 1 kB
Physical Device Handle: 0x0012
Memory Array Mapped Address Handle: 0x000F
Partition Row Position: 1
Interleaved Data Depth: 1

Handle 0x0014, DMI type 17, 28 bytes.
Memory Device
Array Handle: 0x000E
Error Information Handle: Not Provided
Total Width: 64 bits
Data Width: 64 bits
Size: 2048 MB
Form Factor: DIMM
Set: None
Locator: DIMM2
Bank Locator: BANK2
Type: Other
Type Detail: Synchronous
Speed: 1066 MHz (0.9 ns)
Manufacturer: Samsung
Serial Number: 93AC7196
Asset Tag: AssetTagNum2
Part Number: M378B5673EH1-CF8

Handle 0x0015, DMI type 20, 19 bytes.
Memory Device Mapped Address
Starting Address: 0x00080000000
Ending Address: 0x000FFFFFFFF
Range Size: 2 GB
Physical Device Handle: 0x0014
Memory Array Mapped Address Handle: 0x000F
Partition Row Position: 1
Interleaved Data Depth: 1

Handle 0x0016, DMI type 17, 28 bytes.
Memory Device
Array Handle: 0x000E
Error Information Handle: Not Provided
Total Width: Unknown
Data Width: Unknown
Size: No Module Installed
Form Factor: DIMM
Set: None
Locator: DIMM3
Bank Locator: BANK3
Type: Other
Type Detail: Unknown
Speed: Unknown
Manufacturer: Manufacturer03
Serial Number: SerNum03
Asset Tag: AssetTagNum3
Part Number: ModulePartNumber03

Handle 0x0017, DMI type 20, 19 bytes.
Memory Device Mapped Address
Starting Address: 0x00000000000
Ending Address: 0x000000003FF
Range Size: 1 kB
Physical Device Handle: 0x0016
Memory Array Mapped Address Handle: 0x000F
Partition Row Position: 1
Interleaved Data Depth: 1

Handle 0x0018, DMI type 32, 20 bytes.
System Boot Information
Status: No errors detected

Handle 0x0019, DMI type 208, 12 bytes.
OEM-specific Type
Header and Data:
D0 0C 19 00 02 01 FE 00 ED 02 01 02
Strings:



Handle 0x001A, DMI type 210, 12 bytes.
OEM-specific Type
Header and Data:
D2 0C 1A 00 F8 03 04 03 05 52 11 03

Handle 0x001B, DMI type 127, 4 bytes.
End Of Table
Now I did modprobe tg3 and there was no output to the terminal. So my guess, it loaded the module. But what am I supposed to do after that? I opened the Network Configuration GUI from System->Administration menu, but there was nothing showing under Devices. I tried to add a new device from the "Add new Device" wizard and selected Broadcom Tigon3. But when I want to activate it, it says:
Quote:
tg3 device eth0 doesn't seem to be present, delaying intialization.
I tried ifconfig eth0 and it said:
Quote:
[root@localhost sbin]# ifconfig eth0
eth0: error fetching interface information: Device not found
Same message for any eth#

I am still clueless!
What next? And where to look for?

TIA,
 
Old 02-02-2010, 02:59 PM   #5
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Found this thread which may help - looks like you may need to grab the updated pci.ids file first

hth

Last edited by kbp; 02-02-2010 at 03:01 PM.
 
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02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation Unknown device 1692 (rev 01)

I have updated pci.ids fairly recently (they're on pciids.sourceforge.net)

That's a BCM57780 pcie network card. tg3 module, I think.
 
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Old 02-03-2010, 01:14 PM   #7
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Thanks kbp, and business_kid!
update-pciids did the trick!

I copied the latest pci.ids file from http://pciids.sourceforge.net/ and installed the pciutils tool (http://mj.ucw.cz/pciutils.html). I had to change the script in the update-pciids.sh that came with the pciutils before install to make sure it fetches the locally stored pci.ids file instead of going to SF.
Then I had to recompile and install the driver from http://www.broadcom.com/support/ethe...etlink_k57.php.

Now everything is fine!
Thanks a lot!
 
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The T1500 NIC:

02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetLink BCM57780 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe (rev 01)

works out of the box with CENTOS 5.4
 
  


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