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Old 12-03-2006, 02:43 PM   #1
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SuSe 10.0 10.1 FireFox lock up freeze How to Fix if you have Broadcom NIC

I had experienced lockups with SuSE 10.0 and 10.1. It usually happened when I was using Firefox. I thought it was caused by FireFox but it wasn't the case. Then, I thought it was my ATI video card and its driver so I have switched to Nvidia (it was due anyway).
Still the problem existed. So, I thought it might be caused by the NIC card driver built into the motherboard.
I have downloaded the latest driver from recompiled and installed it. The lockup/freeze issue went away!!!
The kernel updates do NOT pull down or include the new drivers (tg3) so you have to do it manually.

Cheers, hope it can help,

Old 12-03-2006, 03:46 PM   #2
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I am running SuSE 10 with Broadcom Tigon (5702) NIC and never had any problem with it; by the way, the driver you indicate is already in the linux kernel tree (2.6.19). The problem you describe is actually a kernel bug (race) corrected in the driver version 3.66 you mention. Thanks for mentioning it, I will have to upgrade soon too.

Last edited by auxsvr; 12-03-2006 at 03:47 PM.


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