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Re: Install on new iMac - Ethernet?

On Fri, 05 Aug 2011 17:03:26 +1000, Mike Hore wrote:

> I've tried installing Squeeze (via NetInstall) on a brand new iMac
> (Intel i5 processor), but early on it tells me it can't find an Ethernet
> connection.  It gives me a big list of drivers to choose from, but I
> can't see my Ethernet card there (Broadcom 57765-BO).  So I can't
> proceed further.  Is this a known problem?  Should I try a weekly
> Testing build?

You may need to install a backported/updated kernel. It seems that 
support for that card was included in kernel 2.6.34:



Two things prevent Debian from working flawlessly on (June 2010 model) 
Mac Mini. First is that Nvidia MCP89 is broken. Second is that BCM57765 
ethernet chipset support first appears in 2.6.34.

Both issues can be solved by upgrading to linux kernel 2.6.35. After 
that, everything in squeeze/i386 seems to be working fine (2010-08-28). 



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