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Old 01-15-2006, 12:15 PM   #1
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Unhappy Broadcom NetXtreme 57xx Gigabit Controller through integrated ethernet adaptor ubuntu


Hi all im a brand new linux user,i have ubuntu v 5.10 installed on a self built pc with an abit kv8 pro motherboard.I'm trying to connect to the internet using a Broadcom NetXtreme 57xx Gigabit Controller in the integrated ethernet port with absolutely no luck,and as an experienced windows user i'm lost with ubuntu!The adaptor works perfectly with xp,i've tried installing ubuntu and letting the installer try to configure my network but no good.If this was windows i think all i would need is the driver for the ethernet controller,whats the linux equivalent?

ANY help at all would be appreciated.Thanks in advance
 
Old 01-15-2006, 05:04 PM   #2
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I'm no Linux guru, but this sounds to me like a driver problem. If I were in your place, I'd first get the Windows drivers for the card from the Broadcom site. Then, I'd get a copy of Linuxant's excellent Driverloader software (less than $20 at www.linuxant.com). This combination did the job for me with SuSE and a Broadcom wireless card. Driverloader is designed to handle problems such as these.

(I'm a huge proponent of open source software, and Driverloader is one of a very few commercial products I ever recommend in a Linux environnment.)
 
Old 01-15-2006, 05:42 PM   #3
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You need to install the bcm5700 driver instead of the tg3 driver which ubuntu seems to choose.
 
Old 01-15-2006, 06:19 PM   #4
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Possible Solution

I've got this chipset on my motherboard ( Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5751 Gigabit ) too under Gentoo and I have found the module it requires is called BNX2. You can try loading it by typing

Code:
modprobe bnx2
this is assuming it is built as a module in your kernel.
 
Old 01-18-2006, 09:07 PM   #5
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If you can, you should REALY not use Broadcom devices. Why? Becouse they don't play well with Linux and free or open source.
They refueses to give out specs on there devices, so we can't get good drivers for Linux (and other free OS:es).

So, if you going to by a computer, check that it doesn't have a device from Broadcom Corporation in it. You will get problems with it which you wont get to more friendly companies.

And don't forget to tell the company that sells the computer why you don't buy the computer. Not until they change device or get Broadcom Corporation change policy.
 
Old 01-06-2010, 06:20 AM   #6
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If you can, you should REALY not use Broadcom devices. Why? Becouse they don't play well with Linux and free or open source.
They refueses to give out specs on there devices, so we can't get good drivers for Linux (and other free OS:es).

So, if you going to by a computer, check that it doesn't have a device from Broadcom Corporation in it. You will get problems with it which you wont get to more friendly companies.

And don't forget to tell the company that sells the computer why you don't buy the computer. Not until they change device or get Broadcom Corporation change policy.
agree, first what was done once DELL server has arrived, broadcom ethernet socket was cut away and the hole was covered by foil leaf.
then regular rtl8169 chipset based PCI ethernet adapter was installed into spare slot. from now on, no more crisis with junkie broadcom stuff. everything working fine and without any surprises.
 
  


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