BCM5700 Problems

Michael_E_Brown@Dell.com Michael_E_Brown at Dell.com
Thu Aug 28 17:28:00 CDT 2003


Setting duplex is a job for ethtool. Your best bet for this is to add a
"post-install" line in modules.conf that calls ethtool with the cmdline
options to set duplex. As for your other stuff, there are lots of people on
linux-poweredge to help out with those.
--
Michael

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mohammad Ayach [mailto:mayach at scottrade.com]
> Sent: Thursday, August 28, 2003 3:56 PM
> To: Brown, Michael E
> Cc: 'linux-poweredge at dell.com'
> Subject: RE: BCM5700 Problems
> 
> 
> Sorry for the email out of the blue but I am really 
> frustrated with getting
> Debian to perform to my liking on my Dell PowerEdge 2650 Servers...
> 
> I got your email from the net through the mailgroups...  
> 
> Basically my problem is getting the card to be set to full 
> duplex where
> right now it's set at half duplex.
> 
> I did edit the /etc/modules.conf file by adding 
> 
> alias eth0 bcm5700
> options bcm5700 line_speed=100    and so on and it doesn't 
> seem to pick it
> up...
> 
> when I tail /var/log/messages, it still reports:  acidrho 
> kernel: tg3: eth1:
> Link is up at 100 Mbps, half duplex.
> 
> There is no sign of the module you speak of, tg3.o, or the 
> one I am trying
> to install bcm5700.o yet I have network connectivity (very 
> peculiar)...
> 
> I will forward my concerns to linux-poweredge at dell.com from now on...
> 
> Thank you for your time and courtesy...
> 
> Cheers,
> Mohammad
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Michael_E_Brown at Dell.com [mailto:Michael_E_Brown at Dell.com]
> Sent: Thursday, August 28, 2003 3:23 PM
> To: mayach at scottrade.com
> Subject: RE: BCM5700 Problems
> 
> 
> Ok, a couple of observations:
> 
> -- Where did you get my email, and why are you emailing me?  
> (I used to do
> NIC stuff a long time ago, but moved out of that area about a 
> year ago.)
> linux-poweredge at dell.com is a good list to subscribe to to 
> get resolution to
> this kind of problem.
> 
> -- Why are you using bcm5700? Debian 2.4.20 has a perfectly 
> serviceable
> driver called 'tg3.o' that will drive Broadcom cards. (IIRC, 
> I know newer
> 2.4.21 and 2.4.22 do.)
> 
> -- Is your kernel smp? It looks like you compiled the module 
> for smp, it is
> not clear to me whether your kernel is also smp.
> --
> Michael
> 
> 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Mohammad Ayach [mailto:mayach at scottrade.com]
> > Sent: Thursday, August 28, 2003 3:18 PM
> > To: Brown, Michael E
> > Subject: BCM5700 Problems
> > 
> > 
> > Mike,
> > 
> >     When I try to insmod bcm5700.o on Debian Kernel 2.4.20 
> > after building
> > it, the following output is produced:
> > 
> > acidrho:/usr/src/bcm5700/src# insmod bcm5700.o
> > bcm5700.o: unresolved symbol skb_over_panic_Rsmp_2344b59d
> > bcm5700.o: unresolved symbol pci_register_driver_Rsmp_465aa46c
> > bcm5700.o: unresolved symbol kernel_flag_Rsmp_a99dd800
> > bcm5700.o: unresolved symbol __netdev_watchdog_up_Rsmp_46dac5dd
> > bcm5700.o: unresolved symbol alloc_skb_Rsmp_20791234
> > bcm5700.o: unresolved symbol proc_net_Rsmp_0f114966
> > bcm5700.o: unresolved symbol pci_read_config_dword_Rsmp_1372ae4e
> > bcm5700.o: unresolved symbol create_proc_entry_Rsmp_b5e3694a
> > bcm5700.o: unresolved symbol unregister_netdev_Rsmp_2dd2d775
> > bcm5700.o: unresolved symbol pci_write_config_dword_Rsmp_af4ae244
> > bcm5700.o: unresolved symbol pci_enable_device_Rsmp_944b5e42
> > bcm5700.o: unresolved symbol pci_read_config_word_Rsmp_013f4ee4
> > bcm5700.o: unresolved symbol pci_set_master_Rsmp_87a01918
> > bcm5700.o: unresolved symbol pci_free_consistent_Rsmp_d23139f1
> > bcm5700.o: unresolved symbol init_etherdev_Rsmp_304eaf9d
> > bcm5700.o: unresolved symbol pci_unregister_driver_Rsmp_26713b86
> > bcm5700.o: unresolved symbol pci_alloc_consistent_Rsmp_1f6a8dc8
> > bcm5700.o: unresolved symbol pci_request_regions_Rsmp_fc09189c
> > bcm5700.o: unresolved symbol pci_set_dma_mask_Rsmp_0f4a2604
> > bcm5700.o: unresolved symbol __kfree_skb_Rsmp_8cbe73da
> > bcm5700.o: unresolved symbol pci_find_class_Rsmp_78d109cb
> > bcm5700.o: unresolved symbol remove_proc_entry_Rsmp_dd4655a7
> > bcm5700.o: unresolved symbol eth_type_trans_Rsmp_3c74ec43
> > bcm5700.o: unresolved symbol softnet_data_Rsmp_8791cd1d
> > bcm5700.o: unresolved symbol netif_rx_Rsmp_25749198
> > bcm5700.o: unresolved symbol proc_mkdir_Rsmp_5d29064b
> > bcm5700.o: unresolved symbol pci_release_regions_Rsmp_d917e39e
> > bcm5700.o: unresolved symbol pci_find_device_Rsmp_8b4d5816
> > bcm5700.o: unresolved symbol pci_write_config_word_Rsmp_c7c3e0a9
> > 
> > Do you have any suggestions on how this can be remedied ?
> > 
> > Cheers,
> > Mohammad
> > 
> > 
> > Mohammad Ayach
> > Email: mayach at scottrade.com
> > Work Phone: 314 965 1219
> > Mobile Phone: 646-296-1141
> > 
> > 
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