BCM57781 Broadcom Dual Nic on Ubuntu 10.04

I’m passing through this Nic from an Ubuntu 12.04 Dom0 to an Ubuntu 10.04 guest (LinuxMCE) and need to get the nic working.

You’ve got to download the drivers from http://www.broadcom.com/support/ethernet_nic/netlink_k57.php and compile them yourself. The instructions are in the readme but here’s the concise version:

tar xvzf tg3-3.124c.tar.gz

cd tg3-3.124c

make

sudo insmod tg3.ko

sudo make install

This post is likely more help to “Future Steve” when I forget how to do this!

Steve

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