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Old 10-01-2012, 12:17 PM   #1
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driver for NetXtreme II BCM57810 10 Gigabit Ethernet


How do you install drivers for a NetXtreme II BCM57810 10 Gigabit Ethernet [14e4:168e] card on ubuntu 10.04?

Code:
lspci | grep 'network|ethernet'
01:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme II BCM5709 Gigabit Ethernet (rev 20)
01:00.1 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme II BCM5709 Gigabit Ethernet (rev 20)
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme II BCM5709 Gigabit Ethernet (rev 20)
02:00.1 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme II BCM5709 Gigabit Ethernet (rev 20)
06:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation Device 168e (rev 10)
06:00.1 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation Device 168e (rev 10)

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Old 10-03-2012, 06:20 PM   #2
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Download the drivers for Linux from Broadcom: http://www.broadcom.com/support/ethe...xtremeii10.php
Unzip it and follow the instructions under the "Building Driver From TAR File" section in the file INSTALL.TXT, which can be found in Server/Linux/Driver/
If there are problems with that post back here.
 
Old 10-05-2012, 12:20 PM   #3
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super! thanks! I'll try it now.
 
Old 10-12-2012, 01:01 PM   #4
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I'm getting a compilation error.
Code:
Cannot compile bnx2fc on  2.6.32-44-server
 
Old 10-12-2012, 01:25 PM   #5
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Is that the entire error message?
Without any context this is not helpful at all.
 
Old 10-12-2012, 02:34 PM   #6
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ignore that. It's because of something I don't have installed. thanks again!
 
Old 10-17-2012, 11:29 PM   #7
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I'm chrooted into a debootstrap image and I can't seem to figure out what I'm missing.
Code:
root@svr:/temp/Linux/Driver/netxtreme2-7.2.20# make
make -C bnx2/src  KVER=2.6.32-38-server PREFIX=
make[1]: Entering directory `/temp/Linux/Driver/netxtreme2-7.2.20/bnx2-2.72.13/src'
make -C  SUBDIRS=/temp/Linux/Driver/netxtreme2-7.2.20/bnx2-2.72.13/src modules
make: Entering an unknown directory
make: *** SUBDIRS=/temp/Linux/Driver/netxtreme2-7.2.20/bnx2-2.72.13/src: No such file or directory.  Stop.
make: Leaving an unknown directory
make[1]: *** [default] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/temp/Linux/Driver/netxtreme2-7.2.20/bnx2-2.72.13/src'
make: *** [l2build] Error 2
root@svr:/temp/Linux/Driver/netxtreme2-7.2.20#
 
Old 12-09-2012, 03:11 PM   #8
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Hi, did you manage to overcome this problem?

I'm hitting the same sort of issue, trying to build a kernel module for card with BCM57810 chip,
using Broadcom provided 1.71.18 driver.

Mine is Debian Squeeze 6.0.6 box and I'm getting exactly the same error message,
manifested by this "make: Entering an unknown directory".

Any hint much appreciated :-)
 
  


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