Debian 5 on R410 BCM5716
mjaw at ikp.pl
Tue May 4 09:12:23 CDT 2010
On Tue, 2010-05-04 at 08:32 -0400, Drew Weaver wrote:
> Does anyone have any steps to get the BCM5716 working on servers that
> already have Debian 5 on them?
You chose to run very orthodox distribution which is based on mature
components ( read: old ) on quite modern hardware. Debian stable
kernel bnx2 driver was made before BCM5716 come to be, so it doesn't
recognize it's pci id.
What you can do:
- install kernel from stable-proposed-updates
most secure approach
- install even newer kernel package from stable-backports
second most secure approach
- install kernel package from testing or experimental
little or no security support
- compile your own kernel
 as of now stable-proposed-updates contains already accepted
package with the kernel supporting BCM5716
BCM5716 not supported bug report:
overview of s-p-u packages:
how to use s-p-u:
 stable-backports contains much newer 2.6.32 based kernel
how to use backports:
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