Re: tg3 driver fails
On Wed, 6 Jul 2005, Dave Love wrote:
I got an install going on a v210 by replacing its 1GB memory with
512MB. However, I can't get the network interfaces working. They
appear to require the tg3 driver, which fails (see additions to bug
#315978 for details). Is this a known problem, and is there any way
Yes, this is a known problem. The firmware has been removed from the
driver due to unclear licensing information and failure to comply with
DFSG (Debian Free Software Guidelines). I am afraid that the only feasible
solution for Sarge kernels is to rebuild your kernel (or, at least, the
tg3 module) using the pristine kernel source from kernel.org. The efforts
to make it work in future installer and kernel versions are under way.
I'll try to have a look whether there is a simple way to produce a
functional driver without rebuilding the entire kernel.
Jurij Smakov email@example.com
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