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Intel 82579LM Gigabit NIC
2012-04-02, 20:51
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RE: Intel 82579LM Gigabit NIC
What driver does the card use in linux? I'm guessing either e1000 or igb. You can use lspci to find out. ifconfig might also give some clue.

If you look in src/drivers/net/ you'll see these lines in the files mentioned (before the colon):

e1000e/e1000e_82571.c:1810:     PCI_ROM(0x8086, 0x150C, "E1000_DEV_ID_82583V", "E1000_DEV_ID_82583V", board_82583),
e1000e/e1000e_ich8lan.c:3418:     PCI_ROM(0x8086, 0x1501, "E1000_DEV_ID_ICH8_82567V_3", "E1000_DEV_ID_ICH8_82567V_3", board_ich8lan),
igb/igb_82575.c:1601:        PCI_ROM(0x8086, 0x150A, "E1000_DEV_ID_82576_NS", "E1000_DEV_ID_82576_NS", 0),
igb/igb_82575.c:1605:        PCI_ROM(0x8086, 0x150D, "E1000_DEV_ID_82576_SERDES_QUAD", "E1000_DEV_ID_82576_SERDES_QUAD", 0),

Adding an extra line with PCI_ROM(...) with the numbers for your card and recompiling is what is usually suggested. Sometimes it works, sometimes not (it all depends on how different this chip is to others in the same series).

The drivers in iPXE use the same names as the linux drivers, to create less confusion (but do remember it's just a convention).
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Intel 82579LM Gigabit NIC - mlarss - 2012-04-02, 13:21
RE: Intel 82579LM Gigabit NIC - robinsmidsrod - 2012-04-02 20:51

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