I have recently bought an Acer Aspire E1-572 with NetXtreme BCM57786 Gigabit Ethernet network card. The problem is that currently I cannot see it in
ifconfig, but I can see it with
*-network UNCLAIMED description: Ethernet controller product: NetXtreme BCM57786 Gigabit Ethernet PCIe vendor: Broadcom Corporation physical id: 0 bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0 version: 01 width: 64 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: pm vpd msi msix pciexpress bus_master cap_list configuration: latency=0 resources: memory:b0410000-b041ffff memory:b0420000-b042ffff memory:b0430000-b04307ff
Shortly, I have found this bug: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/1242610 and it seems to be exactly my problem. It seems to be solved in this commit http://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/davem/net-next.git/commit/drivers/net/ethernet/broadcom/tg3.c?id=68273712a19e9107a498a371532b3b3eb6dbb14c
I am using Ubuntu 12.04 so there's a probability that (at some point) the patch will be backported, but I would really like to find (if there is any) a [preferably] stable kernel version that would contain this patch so I would be able to use my eth0.
How would I find a kernel binary that contains a specific commit? Or find whether a specific kernel binary has a given commit?
# uname -a Linux laptop 3.8.0-33-generic #48~precise1-Ubuntu SMP Thu Oct 24 16:31:16 UTC 2013 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
I installed it using:
apt-get install linux-generic-lts-raring