I am looking for someone who may have ran into the issue I am having. I currently have a Dell Optiplex 745. It has a clean install of Red Hat 4 with every package possible.
When I issue the ifconfig
command I am presented with nothing more then my loopback. I do not see an eth0 or eth1 which is why I need some help. I did some research and it turns out that broadcom now uses tg3 drivers for their cards. I first tried instaling the tg3 drivers, but after not having any luck I went back to the books and saw that the drivers are already present.
After figuring this out I did a /sbin/modprobe tg3
and then a lsmod |grep tg3
to make sure it was loaded. That worked fine and it was now loaded. I then added a ifcfg-eth0
to my networking scripts and included these entries into the file.
I saved the file and decided to restart networking. After it came back up I tried to bring up my eth0 device, no dice.
"tg3 device eth0 does not seem to be present delaying initialization
I then did some more research and found that maybe I should add alias eth0 tg3
into my modprobe.conf file. I did a restart in hopes that it would work and still nothing. I can not figure out what is wrong. When I do a lspci
command it sees my ethenet card, but as nothing more then an unknown device. Please help me someone.
I also checked out this thread (http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...light=broadcom
) because he seems to have the same card I have. I tried the acpi=off and doing the rest of the commands, but that did not work either.