Why does the Broadcom NetXtreme network interface not get detected in RHEL4.2 using kernel version '2.6.9-22.ELsmp' ?

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Issue

  • The network adapter from Broadcom is not being detected properly on a Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.2 machine, why ?

  • The interface does not show up in the network devices drop-down list while using 'system-config-network'.

  • 'dmesg' does not have any details on the card being detected.

Environment

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES release 4 (Nahant Update 2)

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