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RH AS 2.1 NIC

Iwan Jules
Occasional Visitor

RH AS 2.1 NIC

I have a hp proliant ml350 g3 with 2 nic where the non integrated one is enabled (eth0) using the bcm 5700 driver (dmesg info)
RH AS 2.1 2.4.9-e3 kernel
my nic locks up and blocks all trafic to and from the server. with the ifup and ifdown command i reset the interface then it is working again for a day ot two.
can anyone help me.
5 REPLIES
Don_89
Trusted Contributor

Re: RH AS 2.1 NIC

The 2.4.9-e3 had some issues with the broadcom integrated chips.

There are two ways you can go here..

1) Download the bcm5700 driver from Compaq and re-compile the driver.

2) Upgrade your kernel to the latest release 2.4.9-e.37 and use the tg3 driver. I would recommend this.

Iwan Jules
Occasional Visitor

Re: RH AS 2.1 NIC

Can the tg3 drivers resides on the same machine wtih the broadcom driver
Don_89
Trusted Contributor

Re: RH AS 2.1 NIC

yes, both can reside on the machine but not loaded at the same time..

the driver gets loaded in the /etc/modules.conf.

After upgrading your kernel, change the line from

alias eth0 bcm57000

to

alias eth0 tg3

Iwan Jules
Occasional Visitor

Re: RH AS 2.1 NIC

don,

where can i find the update kernel?
Vitaly Karasik_1
Honored Contributor

Re: RH AS 2.1 NIC

>where can i find the update kernel?

in rhn.redhat.com or using up2date

You have three way to upgrade your system:

1) run rhn_register and up2date for applying patches

2) download kernel/others packages from rhn.redhat.com and install them using "rpm"

3) dw RHEL2.1 update3 ISOs

Rgds,
Vitaly