[lug] G40 Series Thinkpad Problems

Matthew Snelham infinite at sigalrm.com
Sun Jul 13 13:42:20 MDT 2003

On 10 Jul 2003 09:18 PM or thereabouts, Frederic Herman wrote:
> I have a G40 series Thinkpad (not to be confused with a T40).  The G40 
> is a new series.  Is there anyone using this Notebook yet?
> I have two issues:
> [1] Internal ethernet adapter not recognized.  /proc/pci  shows:
>   Bus  2, device   0, function  0:
>     Ethernet controller: PCI device 14e4:170d (Broadcom Corporation) 

Well, the G40 uses the Broadcom NetXtreme chipset.  What's confusing is
that it is only advertised as a 10/100 port, and every other Broadcom
chipset in use at IBM today is 10/100/1000.  So it's possible it's an
entirely new chipset (for IBM), using the same name (damn marketers).

Have you tried manually loading either the bcm5700 or the tg3 driver
modules?  Those are the only Linux Broadcom drivers I'm aware of.

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