Microstar comments?

John Gay johngay at eircom.net
Tue Aug 31 10:53:30 PDT 2004


On Tue 31 Aug 2004 13:36, Kevin P. Fleming wrote:
> John Gay wrote:
> > The broadcom BCM5705 Gigabit controller sounds slightly more difficult.
> > From googling, seems it 'should' work as a tg3 card, but there are
> > discussions from mar 2003 about a buggy driver. Broadcom does provide a
> > Linux driver, but comments suggest the kernels one is better?
>
> My Dell servers have Broadcom Gigabit Ethernet chips in them and work
> fine with the kernel's stock tg3 driver. The tg3 driver is well
> maintained by the kernel's network device driver team, as this chip
> appears in a _lot_ of high-end servers and workstations (across many
> different platforms).

That's good to know. I googled for a while and could only find comments about 
the problems the kernel drivers were having back in feb/mar 2003. No one says 
much about drivers when they are working fine (-;

Cheers,

	John Gay



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