View Full Version : getting Broadcom NIC card to work in 1000M mode

09-09-2005, 11:54 PM
I am trying to get my broadcom NIC cards to work in 1000M mode. I have a HP Proliant DL170 and running Knoppix 3.7. The NICs work fine in the 100M but for some reason it does not work above that. mii-tool only shows me an option for 10 and 100. So I downloaded the latest driver, 8.2.18, from broadcom and followed their instructions

1- rpm -ivh bcm5700-<version>.src.rpm
2- rpmbuild -bb SPECS/bcm5700.spec
3- rpm -ivh RPMS/i386/bcm5700-<version>.i386.rpm
this gave me an error, so I used "alien" command and got passed this.
4- modprobe bcm5700
this gives me the following error:
/lib/modules/2.4.27/kernel/drivers/net/bcm5700.o: init_module: No such device
Hint: insmod errors can be caused by incorrect module parameters, including invalid IO or IRQ parameters.
You may find more information in syslog or the output from dmesg
/lib/modules/2.4.27/kernel/drivers/net/bcm5700.o: insmod /lib/modules/2.4.27/kernel/drivers/net/bcm5700.o failed
/lib/modules/2.4.27/kernel/drivers/net/bcm5700.o: insmod bcm5700 failed

and I am pretty much stucked here. needless to say, there is nothing in the dmesg. I tried recompiling the file through the source code and got the same issue.

has anyone gone through this?