#8 Net cards drivers absent in RPM


In rpm distribution which I use:


there are no drivers for all 1Gb ethernet cards I use.

1) bcm5705
There is a driver tg3 which works with older bcm5700
series cards. However it does not work with newer ones
(1 Gb). Meanwhile there is driver from BROADCOM
official site included in standard Linux distributions
(in particular in my SUSE 8.2) which does the job. It
is absent in openmosix rpm.

2) Intel e100 and e1000 card.
There is a problem with standard 2.4.20 Linux driver
for Intel cards --- it does not work with some of
e100/e1000 boards. Intel proposed a workaround. One
can take corrected files from official Intel site.
However this update which works good for standard Linux
(SUSE 8.2 again) does not work in Mosix.

I am attaching sources for these three updates
(official bcm5700 from standard SUSE 8.2 distribution
and two updates e100 and e1000 from Intel site). Would you
please compile them and either include in Mosix rpm or
send me corresponding modules (*.o files!) to the
address victorp@thd.pnpi.spb.ru

The absence of these drivers prevents me from building my
Mosix cluster.

3) The driver for sound card built-in Intel865-PERL
(and many others) does not work. Again Intel
proposes corrected file for it on its site:

Integrated Audio Driver [intel8x0-alsa-1.0.1.sh.gz]

However this driver is of no importance for me...


  • Kris Buytaert

    Kris Buytaert - 2004-08-31
    • status: open --> closed
  • Kris Buytaert

    Kris Buytaert - 2004-08-31

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    In more recent openMosix Builds all the available standard
    kernel modules are available in the RPM.

    If you need Additional non vanilla kernel drivers you can
    always build from source yourselve.


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