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Gigabit Broadcom card not detected by Yast

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Environment

Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10
Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10

Situation

In some cases yast is unable to detect or configure the network card on workstations or servers with a Broadcom 57xx gigabit ethernet controller.

Resolution

There is a community built driver that may be downloaded from forgeftp.novell.com that may resolve this problem. The driver may be downloaded from either of the two following links:

https://forgeftp.novell.com/driver-process/pub/update/Broadcom/sle10/ptf/common/i586/
https://forgeftp.novell.com/driver-process/pub/update/Dell/sle10/ptf/common/i586/

Download the driver appropriate for your kernel. (NOTE: If kernel running on the system is NOT known, issue the uname -a command from a terminal prompt)
Once the driver has been downloaded, double-click on the rpm to begin the install, or install it from a terminal prompt by entering the following command as root:
rpm -i
(i.e. rpm -i broadcom-tg3-kmp-bigsmp-3.69c_2.6.16.27_0.6-0.i586.rpm)

After installing the driver go back into Yast and configure the network card.


Disclaimer

This Support Knowledgebase provides a valuable tool for NetIQ/Novell/SUSE customers and parties interested in our products and solutions to acquire information, ideas and learn from one another. Materials are provided for informational, personal or non-commercial use within your organization and are presented "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND.

  • Document ID:3208455
  • Creation Date:01-FEB-07
  • Modified Date:27-APR-12
    • SUSESUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop
      SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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