BCM5709 drivers

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BCM5709 drivers

Post by AmiT177 » 2019/12/21 00:37:00

Hey,
Does anyone know where I could get BCM5709 drivers for CentOS 8?
After upgrading from CentOS 7 it seems like the drivers were deleted and I'm stuck with no networking (`lshw` shows unclaimed and the interfaces are missing on `ip a`).

Thanks!

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Re: BCM5709 drivers

Post by toracat » 2019/12/21 00:57:53

We need to know the device IDs of your hardware. Please run lspci -nn and show us the output for your network device.
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Re: BCM5709 drivers

Post by AmiT177 » 2019/12/21 02:40:29

lspci doesn't seem to be installed for some reason.
I've atttached the output of lshw, hopefully that's enough.
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Re: BCM5709 drivers

Post by AmiT177 » 2019/12/21 20:21:24

I installed pciutils with an external USB drive, the device id is 1639

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Re: BCM5709 drivers

Post by toracat » 2019/12/21 21:25:40

Then your device has a [14e4:1639] ID pairing. As far as I can see, it is supported by the bnx2 driver which is enabled in CentOS 8. What do you see if you attempt to load the module by 'modprobe bnx2' ?
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Re: BCM5709 drivers

Post by AmiT177 » 2019/12/21 21:38:09

bnx2 not found in directory /lib/modules/4.18.0-80.11.2.el8_0.86_64

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Re: BCM5709 drivers

Post by TrevorH » 2019/12/21 23:27:58

It should exist

filename: /lib/modules/4.18.0-80.11.2.el8_0.x86_64/kernel/drivers/net/ethernet/broadcom/bnx2.ko.xz
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Re: BCM5709 drivers

Post by AmiT177 » 2019/12/21 23:44:05

Inside `/lib/modules/4.18.0-80.11.2.el8_0.x86_64/kernel/drivers/net/ethernet/broadcom` I see two folders, bnx2x and bnxt.
However, it seems like both folders are empty.

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Re: BCM5709 drivers

Post by TrevorH » 2019/12/22 01:22:41

I suggest yum reinstall kernel-4.18.0-80.11.2.el8_0.x86_64 kernel-modules-4.18.0-80.11.2.el8_0.x86_64
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Re: BCM5709 drivers

Post by AmiT177 » 2019/12/23 19:43:06

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Should I try downloading the RPM and using that?

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