Re: Broadcom 10/100/1000 network cards and linux

From: Jeff Garzik (
Date: Fri Feb 14 2003 - 18:17:52 EST

On Sat, Feb 15, 2003 at 12:13:05AM +0100, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 12, 2003 at 01:37:06PM -0600, Ognen Duzlevski wrote:
> > Hi, there was some discussion here in the past on the bugginess of the
> > driver for the Broadcom 5702 Gb (10/100/1000) network cadrs (shipped
> > mostly with Compaq/HP boxes as standard item). Is this still an issue or
> > have the problems been resolved? Is this network card fully supported
> > under Linux 2.4.x and 2.5.x?
> It should be supported with the tg3 driver included in 2.4.20.
> This driver should work OK.

Unfortunately this driver is missing several workarounds for
hardware bugs :/ This affects all chips, bcm5700 - bcm5704.

One should grab tg3 from 2.4.21-pre4 patch... or the latest Marcelo


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