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Re: Problem with NICs on Amd64 installer

On Thursday 10 November 2005 19:01, Lennart Sorensen wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 10, 2005 at 06:45:43PM +0000, David Goodenough wrote:
> > I am new to Amd64, but have been using Debian for a long time.
> >
> > I was asked to install Debian on a couple of 1U servers running AMD-64
> > CPUs.  They have NICs that require the TG3 driver.
> >
> > I got hold of the sid D-I business card ISO, and booted it up.  It booted
> > just find and correctly identified the need to load the TG3 driver.  But
> > it then failed to load it, and if I change to the second console and try
> > to use modprobe explicitly it says that the TG3 driver is not found.
> >
> > Now I know there was a problem with the TG3 driver in that it required
> > binary firmware, but I understand that there is now a version which
> > does not need the firmware but does not enable all the facilities.
> >
> > Having failed with that driver I then tried to plug in a USB ethernet
> > adapter which would have needed the pegasus driver.  But that is
> > not auto-detected and again not loadable.
> >
> > There is a PCI slot spare, but it does not seem designed for
> > ethernet cards in that I don't think I can get connected to it.
> >
> > Any ideas?
> What model is the machine?  If the expansion slot isn't PCI or PCI-X
> what is it?  It probably won't allow an old 5V PCI card, but any dual
> voltage card (two notches in the PCI connector rather than only one)
> should fit in any PCI slot.  PCI express is different of course.
> You can try my 2.6.12 sarge installer for amd64 and see if the tg3
> driver it has works any better/differently.
> http://www.tinyplanet.ca/~lsorense/amd64/
> Len Sorensen
Its a Tyan Thunder K8SR S2881.


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