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Smartstart 8.40 install on SLES 10 SP3 nx_nic problem on ML350 G5

 
Charles Kunce
Occasional Visitor

Smartstart 8.40 install on SLES 10 SP3 nx_nic problem on ML350 G5

I have an HP Proliant ML350 G5 running Suse Linux Enterpise Server 10 Service Pack 3. I tried to install HP Smartstart 8.4. (first install of any Smartpack) It detected 31 modules to work on, built all but one properly, the nx_nic module. The build log shows a couple of make commands, the Linux Kernel Configuration (y,n,m answers lots of them). At the very end of the log I get:

Make: leaving directory '/src/linux-2.6.16.60-0.60.1'

Executing build command - rpmbuild -bb --clean --rmsource /usr/src/packages/SPECS/nx_nic.spec

error: failed to stat /usr/src/packages/SPECS/nx_nic.spec: No such file or directory

How do I tell if I really need nx_nic? as far as I can tell I have a broadcom nic on the machine but I am worried about some rebranding going on where HP took the broadcom, changed it a mite, the thing identifies itself as broadcom, but needs HP nx_nic drivers for all the Diagnostic / HP specific stuff.
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Bharath_Pingali
Trusted Contributor

Re: Smartstart 8.40 install on SLES 10 SP3 nx_nic problem on ML350 G5

Hello Charles,


Just a wild guess, Do you have the kernel source installed?

hope this helps

-Bharath
Charles Kunce
Occasional Visitor

Re: Smartstart 8.40 install on SLES 10 SP3 nx_nic problem on ML350 G5

Yup, Yast tells me I have the kernel source and symbols installed.
Charles Kunce
Occasional Visitor

Re: Smartstart 8.40 install on SLES 10 SP3 nx_nic problem on ML350 G5

OK,

In /usr/src/packages/SPECS there is a

nx_nic-4.0.516.spec

file with a modified date of October 29th 2009

Is it possible HP's routines are looking for the wrong file ? Would a simple rename fix my problem? This is my one and only server, I can't afford to just play.

Unfortunately, I'm way behind the free 90 day call in even though this is my first attempt at installing this thing.
Charles Kunce
Occasional Visitor

Re: Smartstart 8.40 install on SLES 10 SP3 nx_nic problem on ML350 G5

Last,

but not least in the same directory, there is an

hp-nx_nic.spec file

missed that one.
Charles Kunce
Occasional Visitor

Re: Smartstart 8.40 install on SLES 10 SP3 nx_nic problem on ML350 G5

It seems to work after applying the latest security kernel patch. So I'll consider it done.