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Re: [gNewSense-users] network connection

From: Jason Self
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] network connection
Date: Sat, 6 Mar 2010 10:58:42 -0800

On Sat, Mar 6, 2010 at 9:48 AM,  <address@hidden> wrote:

> 03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetLink BCM5789 Gigabit
> Ethernet PCI Express (rev 11)

> eth0: Tigon3 [partno(BCM95789) rev 4101 PHY(5750)] (PCI Express)
> 10/100/1000Base-T Ethernet 00:14:85:39:83:ad

The Broadcom Tigon3 requires a binary blob to operate, so free
software distros like gNewSense don't support it.

>From the deblob logs:

TIGON3 - Broadcom Tigon3
firmware/tigon/tg3.bin.ihex: removed
firmware/Makefile: dropped firmware/tigon/tg3.bin
firmware/tigon/tg3_tso.bin.ihex: removed
firmware/Makefile: dropped firmware/tigon/tg3_tso.bin
firmware/tigon/tg3_tso5.bin.ihex: removed
firmware/Makefile: dropped firmware/tigon/tg3_tso5.bin
drivers/net/tg3.c: disabled non-Free firmware-loading machinery
drivers/net/tg3.c: removed blobs

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