Problems with RH8 and Built in Broadcom Gb Nics

Eric Swenson eric at
Thu Dec 19 20:19:00 CST 2002

As far as I know, all of the Broadcom gigabit copper nics that I've seen 
(including the ones built-in to a lot of the Poweredge servers) will use the 
bcm5700 module, although I could be wrong.  

They'll also use the tg3 module by default, but I would stay away from that 
until the updated version which doesn't crash your machine makes it into the 
next Redhat errata kernel.

 $0.02  -Eric

On Thursday 19 December 2002 08:30 am, Wrenn, Lucas wrote:
> Has anyone else run into the problem of trying to get the Broadcom
> Gigabit Copper Nics on the 2650 to work under Red Hat 8? If so how did
> you resolve it? I have tried the rpm from
> <>  for them for the Valhalla (RH7.3) release and
> it didn't help.
> Lucas Wrenn
> lucasw at

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