Bug 112312 - Network driver bcm5700 does not start under kenel 2.4.9-e.30smp
Network driver bcm5700 does not start under kenel 2.4.9-e.30smp
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeff Garzik
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2003-12-17 12:19 EST by Scott Weathers
Modified: 2013-07-02 22:17 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-01-12 13:46:05 EST
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Description Scott Weathers 2003-12-17 12:19:49 EST
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Description of problem:
Network driver bcm5700 does not start under kenel 2.4.9-e.30smp; 
however, when I boot under kenel 2.4.9-e.3smp the network starts.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. cd /lib/modules/2.4.9-e.30smp/kernel/drivers/addon/bcm5700
2. /sbin/insmod bcm5700

Actual Results:  bcm5700: init_module: No Such device

Expected Results:  Network should start

Additional info:

Network starts when I boot under kernel 2.4.9-e.3smp or run the below 

1. cd /lib/modules/2.4.9-e.3smp/kernel/drivers/addon/bcm5700
2. /sbin/insmod bcm5700
Comment 1 Arjan van de Ven 2003-12-17 12:35:28 EST
did you install 2.4.9-e.3smp yourself or did it come preloaded ?
Also we recommend using tg3 always.
Comment 2 Scott Weathers 2003-12-17 15:49:22 EST
We installed it from the disk provied with our server.

I think someone from tech support told us to use bcm5700 in place of 
the tg3.  Is this not correct?

Can I just replace bcm5700 entry in modules.conf with tg3? How can I 
make usre tg3 driver is installed, and what if it's not?
Comment 3 Arjan van de Ven 2003-12-17 15:54:25 EST
we haven't changed bcm5700 so I'm really surprised it stopped working.
But the included tg3 driver (indeed just change modules.conf) is a LOT
better nowadays
Comment 4 Scott Weathers 2003-12-17 16:02:40 EST
I will switch it to tg3, but I don't see the tg3.o in the 2.4.9-
e.30smp kernel directory.  How can I install the driver?

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Comment 5 Jeff Garzik 2004-01-12 13:46:05 EST
It may be in drivers/addon.  In any case, the solution is to switch to

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