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Re: [suse-amd64] Re: NO MAC on S2880
  • From: "Mike D. Frenz" <mike.frenz@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 9 Sep 2003 17:02:05 +0000 (UTC)
  • Message-id: <3F5E07EB.60504@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
The driver from Broadcom was compiled to a single CPU Kernel and doesn´t work with a SMP-Kernel (Dual Opteron)

Isn´t it possible to flash a new MAC into the NICs?

Dan wrote:

I've tried tg3 driver in 2.6 but it didn't find either
interface. :(

--- Andreas Jaeger <aj@xxxxxxx> wrote:

"Mike D. Frenz" <mike.frenz@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:


we have some trouble with SuSE 8.2 Beta x86-64

Prof. Ed.

on a TYAN Thunder K8S (S2880) BIOS 2.01 (newest):
On installing there are two onboard Broadcom

Gigabit NIS detected

(BCM5704) but if the driver (bcm5700)is loaded

:"cannot get MAC addr

from NVRAM" is displayed and so eth0 and eth1 are


Does the tg3 driver work? There're two different
drivers for the

Also the DOS-Diskette-Tool 57udiag.exe from

Broadcom give one error:

"CPU-Test failed: register 5034 is 0xd", rest is


Perhaps a tool for 32bit non-Opteron systems??

A DOS disk should work with any Opteron system.

So, if this does not work, it looks like some
hardware problem to me,

Andreas Jaeger, aj@xxxxxxx,
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