Broadcom NIC not recognized

Hey Guys,
first of all I want to thank you for this great product. I tested a long time in my virtual environment and decided to setup my first IPFire appliance. Unfortunately I seem to have Trouble with my Broadcom NIC (HP 4-Port 331T => Broadcom NetXtreme BCM5719) . The problem is that it didn’t show up during the setup procedure so I had to use the onboard NIC to complete the Setup. Because for future needs I want to use the dedicated NIC too. Can anyone of you help me out?

ls -nn showed the following:

00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Device [8086:3e33] (rev 07)
00:01.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v5/E3-1500 v5/6th Gen Core Processor PCIe Controller (x16) [8086:1901] (rev 07)
00:01.1 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v5/E3-1500 v5/6th Gen Core Processor PCIe Controller (x8) [8086:1905] (rev 07)
00:12.0 Signal processing controller [1180]: Intel Corporation Cannon Lake PCH Thermal Controller [8086:a379] (rev 10)
00:14.0 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation Cannon Lake PCH USB 3.1 xHCI Host Controller [8086:a36d] (rev 10)
00:14.2 RAM memory [0500]: Intel Corporation Cannon Lake PCH Shared SRAM [8086:a36f] (rev 10)
00:16.0 Communication controller [0780]: Intel Corporation Cannon Lake PCH HECI Controller [8086:a360] (rev 10)
00:16.4 Communication controller [0780]: Intel Corporation Device [8086:a364] (rev 10)
00:17.0 SATA controller [0106]: Intel Corporation Cannon Lake PCH SATA AHCI Controller [8086:a352] (rev 10)
00:1b.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation Cannon Lake PCH PCI Express Root Port #21 [8086:a32c] (rev f0)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation Cannon Lake PCH PCI Express Root Port #1 [8086:a338] (rev f0)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation Cannon Lake PCH PCI Express Root Port #2 [8086:a339] (rev f0)
00:1d.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation Cannon Lake PCH PCI Express Root Port #9 [8086:a330] (rev f0)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation Device [8086:a30a] (rev 10)
00:1f.5 Serial bus controller [0c80]: Intel Corporation Cannon Lake PCH SPI Controller [8086:a324] (rev 10)
01:00.0 System peripheral [0880]: Hewlett-Packard Company Integrated Lights-Out Standard Slave Instrumentation & System Support [103c:3306] (rev 07)
01:00.1 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Matrox Electronics Systems Ltd. MGA G200eH3 [102b:0538] (rev 02)
01:00.2 System peripheral [0880]: Hewlett-Packard Company Integrated Lights-Out Standard Management Processor Support and Messaging [103c:3307] (rev 07)
01:00.4 USB controller [0c03]: Hewlett-Packard Company iLO5 Virtual USB Controller [103c:22f6]
02:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Broadcom Inc. and subsidiaries NetXtreme BCM5720 2-port Gigabit Ethernet PCIe [14e4:165f]
02:00.1 Ethernet controller [0200]: Broadcom Inc. and subsidiaries NetXtreme BCM5720 2-port Gigabit Ethernet PCIe [14e4:165f]
06:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Broadcom Inc. and subsidiaries NetXtreme BCM5719 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe [14e4:1657]
06:00.1 Ethernet controller [0200]: Broadcom Inc. and subsidiaries NetXtreme BCM5719 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe [14e4:1657]
06:00.2 Ethernet controller [0200]: Broadcom Inc. and subsidiaries NetXtreme BCM5719 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe [14e4:1657]
06:00.3 Ethernet controller [0200]: Broadcom Inc. and subsidiaries NetXtreme BCM5719 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe [14e4:1657]

Is there any chance to get the NIC working?

Thank you for your help

Greetings from Germany :slight_smile:

Do you have a fireinfo profile for this system? It looks like loads of similar ones are working in other systems.

Can you post the output of “lsmod”? The tg3 module should be loaded.

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Here the output of lsmod:

ipt_MASQUERADE 16384 1
nf_nat_masquerade_ipv4 16384 1 ipt_MASQUERADE
cfg80211 720896 0
rfkill 28672 1 cfg80211
8021q 36864 0
garp 16384 1 8021q
xt_hashlimit 24576 2
xt_mark 16384 2
xt_policy 16384 4
xt_TCPMSS 16384 1
nf_nat_irc 16384 0
nf_conntrack_irc 16384 2 nf_nat_irc
nf_nat_tftp 16384 0
nf_conntrack_tftp 16384 2 nf_nat_tftp
nf_nat_ftp 16384 0
nf_conntrack_ftp 20480 2 nf_nat_ftp
nf_nat_h323 20480 0
nf_conntrack_h323 77824 3 nf_nat_h323
xt_CT 16384 7
xt_helper 16384 5
nf_nat_sip 20480 0
nf_conntrack_sip 32768 3 nf_nat_sip
xt_conntrack 16384 13
xt_comment 16384 9
ipt_REJECT 16384 1
nf_reject_ipv4 16384 1 ipt_REJECT
nf_log_ipv4 16384 9
nf_log_common 16384 1 nf_log_ipv4
xt_LOG 16384 9
xt_limit 16384 9
iptable_raw 16384 1
iptable_mangle 16384 1
iptable_filter 16384 1
vfat 20480 1
fat 77824 1 vfat
ipmi_ssif 28672 0
i2c_core 86016 1 ipmi_ssif
sch_fq_codel 20480 2
x86_pkg_temp_thermal 16384 0
intel_powerclamp 16384 0
coretemp 16384 0
kvm_intel 229376 0
kvm 716800 1 kvm_intel
irqbypass 16384 1 kvm
crct10dif_pclmul 16384 0
crc32_pclmul 16384 0
ghash_clmulni_intel 16384 0
pcspkr 16384 0
hpilo 20480 0
hpwdt 16384 0
hid_logitech_hidpp 36864 0
tg3 184320 0
ptp 20480 1 tg3
pps_core 20480 1 ptp
ipmi_si 65536 0
ipmi_devintf 20480 0
ipmi_msghandler 49152 3 ipmi_devintf,ipmi_si,ipmi_ssif
acpi_power_meter 20480 0
wmi 28672 0
pcc_cpufreq 16384 0
lp 20480 0
parport_pc 49152 0
parport 57344 2 parport_pc,lp
video 45056 0
hid_logitech_dj 24576 0
raid1 45056 1

And here my FireInfo profile: https://fireinfo.ipfire.org/profile/e2cd8903e651e9ae31e44a845f401ca05f97fd2a

I guess it could be a hardware failure because another server with the same NIC works without any problems.

Thanks for your help

Sounds like it. Maybe some dust in the PCI socket?

I tried a BCM5720 and that worked as well so it seems to be a hardware issue on the NIC. I will contact the distributor and have a look if the new NIC has the same problem. Thanks for your help so far.

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I have issues with Broadcom with other systems in the past, try to steer clear but many times cant.

I got the replacement NIC today and everything works like expected. Thanks for your help :slight_smile:

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