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    driver problems Help Please :(


    Anyone have any experience of compiling a new NIC driver into a Linux kernel on an HP DL380 G3??

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    What distro are you running?
    What kernel are you using?
    What type of NIC do you have?

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    Distro is CentOS 4.2, but I've tried on Fedora Core 5 and didn't have much luck there.

    Kernel I believe is RedHat 4 (RHEL 4) as CentOS is a derivative of Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

    NICs are Dual HP NC7781 PCI-X Gigabit server adapters (embedded).

    main issue is with trying to install on CentOS is that I can't use Yum because of the NICs not working, and installing by hand requires gcc for Make etc. (which is not included in CentOS by default), not to mention various directory structures and dependencies before you even start to compile the Kernel.

    The setup works with no modifications on 2 DL360s and a desktop PC, so I'm pretty sure it's the NIC drivers. I heard something about most Linux distros coming with the tg3 drivers for NICs by default, whereas the DL380 needs a Broadcom driver which I got off HP's site.

    Is there a way to install the driver without going through a kernel rebuild ?

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