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Old 11-05-2005, 12:05 AM   #1
linuxwalker
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help with DCM570x NIC in Dell D610, no eth0


Hi,

I scratch installed RH8.0 (kernel 2.4.18-14 #1) on a new Dell D610, and could not activate eth0.

"ifconfig eth0" gave: "eth0: error fetching interface information: Device not found".

During the reboot, it says eth0 up (ok).

"service network restart" also says: "bring up interface eth0.. OK".

However, "dmesg |grep eth0" gave
"divert: not allocating divert_blk fro non-ethernet device eth0"
" divert: no divert_blk to free, eth0 not ethernet"

"kudzu -p" shows:

class: NETWORK
BUS: PCI
.......
desc: "BROADCOM Corp. | unknown device 14e4:1677"

"lsmod" shows a network module "8390 unused".

Dell support told me that the NIC in D610 is BCM570x. I tried put an "alias tg3"
in /etc/modules.conf, then I got "etho not present, failed" during reboot.

Are there anyone see this issue? Please help !!!

Thanks in advance,
Leon
 
Old 11-05-2005, 12:48 AM   #2
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RedHat 8.0? What is this, 2001?

A lot of these problems can be solved by using a newer version. Try out a Fedora Core release.

If you can't do this for some reason, you can try downloading a new kernel (can be 2.4.31 or so, not necessarily 2.6) and seeing if the driver loads then.
 
  


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