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Re: Support of Ethernet card Broadcom

On Sun, 18 Sep 2011 18:19:15 +1000, Geoff Simmons wrote:

> Hi Bruno,
> On Sat, Sep 17, 2011 at 07:06:21PM +0200, Bruno Costacurta wrote:
>> I bought an Acer (model 4750) and tried to install on it Squeeze image
>> i386 CD-ROM.
>> During the network hardware detection the Ethernet card Broadcom (model
>> Netlink BCM57785) is not recognized (note : I identified this model
>> using an Ubuntu 11.04 live DVD).
> Support of the Broadcom BCM57785 (PCI ID 14e4:16b5) was introduced in
> the tg3 driver at Linux 2.6.34.
>> I suppose it is simply not included in the Squeeze image i386 CD-Rom I
>> used.
> Yes, Debian installation media will not support your device;
> support is anticipated for the upcoming 6.0.3 point release.


Just a quick note on this. 

Debian 6.0.3 it is foreseen to be released on October 8th and Debian 
Project is calling for hardware testing, specifically the drivers side. 
I've just read the forthcoming note:




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