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Author Topic: Broadcom NetExtreme BCM5751 gigabit ethernet PCI Express (Rev 01) [SOLVED]  (Read 3284 times)

hata_ph

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Hi all, do anyone know how to enable this network card in VL59? It doesn't work for my DELL Optiplex 320.

« Last Edit: September 05, 2008, 07:32:12 pm by hata_ph »
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Re: Broadcom NetExtreme BCM5751 gigabit ethernet PCI Express (Rev 01)
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2008, 12:40:42 am »

Google has thousands of hits on this card.

Hint: Tigon3

Which is the kernel module

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Re: Broadcom NetExtreme BCM5751 gigabit ethernet PCI Express (Rev 01)
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2008, 12:51:20 am »

i have download a linux driver from broadcom website but it seem like doesn't work...

http://www.broadcom.com/support/ethernet_nic/netxtreme_desktop.php

from lsmod is show below....

vector://home/hata_ph
root:# lsmod
Module                  Size  Used by
freq_table              4768  0
i915                   23296  2
drm                    74388  3 i915
snd_seq_dummy           3716  0
snd_seq_oss            32128  0
snd_seq_midi_event      7168  1 snd_seq_oss
snd_seq                48720  5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_seq_device          7692  3 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq
snd_pcm_oss            38048  0
snd_mixer_oss          15232  1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_intel8x0           29980  2
snd_ac97_codec         98084  1 snd_intel8x0
ac97_bus                2944  1 snd_ac97_codec
snd_pcm                69764  3 snd_pcm_oss,snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec
snd_timer              19972  2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
snd                    45796  14 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_seq_device,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm,snd_timer
iTCO_wdt                9640  0
tg3                   113156  0
soundcore               7008  1 snd
intel_agp              22164  1
snd_page_alloc          8712  2 snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm
agpgart                28108  3 drm,intel_agp
i2c_i801                8592  0
i2c_core               20992  1 i2c_i801
serio_raw               6276  0
shpchp                 30228  0
pci_hotplug            28616  1 shpchp
evdev                   8704  3
vector://home/hata_ph
root:# lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82945G/GZ/P/PL Memory Controller Hub (rev 02)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82945G/GZ/P/PL PCI Express Root Port (rev 02)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82945G/GZ Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 02)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation 82945G/GZ Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 02)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 01)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 01)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 01)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 01)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 01)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 01)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 01)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev e1)
00:1e.2 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 01)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801GB/GR (ICH7 Family) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 01)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) IDE Controller (rev 01)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801GB/GR/GH (ICH7 Family) SATA IDE Controller (rev 01)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 01)
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5751 Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express (rev 01)
vector://home/hata_ph
root:#

EDIT:

BTW, by typing ifconfig -a there show a eth0 but it just cannot get the IP using DHCP...
« Last Edit: September 03, 2008, 04:34:23 am by hata_ph »
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Re: Broadcom NetExtreme BCM5751 gigabit ethernet PCI Express (Rev 01)
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2008, 06:40:00 am »

Ok. I fix but it will be very slow to get the IP from my DHCP server. Do anyone know this cause I plan to setup this as a file server. but then everytime I need to login and type dhcpdc to get the IP from the DHCP server.....
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Re: Broadcom NetExtreme BCM5751 gigabit ethernet PCI Express (Rev 01)
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2008, 09:17:57 am »

Why not edit /etc/rc.d/rc.local ?

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Re: Broadcom NetExtreme BCM5751 gigabit ethernet PCI Express (Rev 01)
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2008, 06:27:13 pm »

I have put dhcpcd -t 30 to /etc/rc.d/rc.local but for broadcom card it doesn't work. I still need to login and type dhcpcd to get the IP.
But if I use another DLINK card it work fine...any idea?
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Re: Broadcom NetExtreme BCM5751 gigabit ethernet PCI Express (Rev 01)
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2008, 06:47:19 pm »

Compile a newer kernel would be my guess. Your mentioning that
a D-Link card works points to the kernel module.

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Re: Broadcom NetExtreme BCM5751 gigabit ethernet PCI Express (Rev 01)
« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2008, 07:06:11 pm »

can you show me how?
Kernel recompile me still not very good at it... :P

EDIT:

Instead of recompile the kernel I just change another network and it work fine....
« Last Edit: September 05, 2008, 07:31:58 pm by hata_ph »
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