I have a Dell 710 with Quad Bcom NetExtreme 5709s. In the name of expediency, I'm trying to boot off the Squeeze live CD, but the Broadcom drivers are in non-free, so they don't come up when you boot.
No problem, I think to myself. I will sneaker-net the bnx2-firmware deb and all is good.
I can see the interfaces in
lspci, I have unpacked the deb and successfully executed
modprobe bnx2; however I still can't see the interfaces in
ip link show. What else should I do to bring these interfaces up without a reboot?
I have old entries in
/var/log/kern.log about the failure to load
bnx2 at boot, but the modprobe completes successfully with no other log entries...
$ lsmod | grep bnx bnx2 57385 0