SC420 Network Question
Amit_Bhutani at Dell.com
Fri Feb 11 16:41:01 CST 2005
The SC420 has a Broadcom PIC-E GbE onboard network controller. The
controller chip is BCM5751. Support for this chip (in the 2.4 kernel)
was added a long time ago (tg3 v.3.6). I just looked in the latest
stable 2.4.29 and it has the tg3 v3.15 so it should *just* work. Kernel
2.4.28 should also have a tg3 version relatively close to v3.15 and
thereby be able to detect the onboard. You will need to check to see if
the onboards are enabled in the BIOS and if all the configuration type
details are set properly in the OS.
I am not sure if DKMS has been used successfully on Debian but FWIW,
there is a DKMS driver of the tg3 v 3.6 on support.dell specifically to
enable the SC420 LOM.
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>From: linux-poweredge-admin-Lists On Behalf Of Chris Gray
>Sent: Thursday, February 10, 2005 12:06 PM
>Subject: SC420 Network Question
>I'm just getting started with an SC420 and Debian Linux. I got the
>2.4.28 kernel and have managed to upgrade the Woody Debian
>release with it and solve some disk and CDROM problems in the
>process. So far so good.
>The thing I cannot seem to do is get the network going. The
>documentation for the 2.4.28 kernel mentions that there are
>lots of network modules included in the iso file, and somebody
>on this list suggested I use a TG3 driver.
>I don't know how to proceed to use the correct driver. Can
>somebody tell me how to do it or where to find documentation
>on doing it?
>Thanks very much.
>Chris Gray, Sr. Technical Writer Symantec Corporation
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