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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 5:32 am    Post subject: Firmware not runnning - Problem with Broadcom NetXtreme Reply with quote

Hello i don`t know where to post so i do topic here.
I got server IBM x3650 7979-61G with Broadcom NetXtreme II BCM5708 and i got strange problem.
When i boot LiveCD livedvd-x86-amd64-32ul-11.2.iso and i can`t enable my network i do screenshot:
http://www.imgupload.pl/images/93337624189777769133.jpg
Like You see after boot he try load bnx2 module but not working because there is warning "Firmware not runnning"
I was thinking there problem is with firmware so i check /lib/firmware/bnx2 and there is a files...
http://www.imgupload.pl/images/57995170323737130939.jpg
I try run another distro (ubuntu) and install firmware package but got exacly this same problem:
http://www.imgupload.pl/images/88964731546876069420.jpg

Thanks for help

Marek
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 6:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not sure but there might be two drivers, the kernel one which needs firmware and the broadcom binary:
http://www.broadcom.com/support/license.php?file=NXII/linux-6.2.23.zip
It might provide information.

Do
Code:
modprobe bnx2
.

What does dmesg show?
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