RELEASE.TXT Driver File Contents (570249.exe)

                           Broadcom Corporation
                           16215 Alton Parkway,
                           Irvine, CA 92619-7013

                               Release Notes
             Broadcom BCM5700 SCO OpenServer Release 5 driver
                              Version 6.0.1


This file describes the SCO OpenServer Release 5 driver for the Broadcom
NetXtreme BCM5700 series 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet Network Interface Controller.

Driver Software Package

The driver is released as a media image file containing the driver package. This
media image file can be copied to the target machine directly for installation,
or a floppy installation disk can be made.

Creating Floppy

1. Copy the file VOL.000.000 to an SCO system.

2. Create the floppy using dd if=VOL.000.000 of=/dev/rfd0135ds18

Installing Driver

Use custom or scoadmin software to install the driver from the media image or
from the floppy created above. After the package is installed, use netconfig to
add the new network adapter and configure network protocol and address. Once
the adapter is added, modify the hardware configuration in Advanced Options to
change line speed and flow control if desired. The different settings of these
parameters are listed below:

    LineSpeed:    AutoNegotiate (default) (all speeds advertised)
                  AutoHalfDduplex10 (only 10 Mbps half duplex advertised)
                  AutoFullDduplex10 (only 10 Mbps full duplex advertised)
                  AutoHalfDduplex100 (only 100 Mbps half duplex advertised)
                  AutoFullDduplex100 (only 100 Mbps full duplex advertised)
                  AutoHalfDduplex1000 (only 1 Gbps half duplex advertised)
                  AutoFullDduplex1000 (only 1 Gbps full duplex advertised)

    FlowControl:  AutoNegotiate** (Symmetric Pause advertised) (default)

*Note that 1000 Mbps (1 Gbps) full duplex fixed speed is only valid for fibre
connections. For copper twisted pair connections, 1 Gbps can only be set
through auto negotiation with a 1 Gbps link partner.

**Note that auto negotiation of flow control is only valid when the line
speed is set to auto negotiation (all speeds advertised or single speed

A kernel rebuild and reboot is required before the new configuration
will take effect.

Jumbo Frames and Other Advanced Parameters

Jumbo MTU sizes and other advanced tunable parameters for the BCM5700
controller are located in the file space.c in the directory
/etc/conf/pack.d/bcme. Description for each parameter is contained in space.c.
Modify the desired parameter in space.c, rebuild the kernel, and reboot the
system. Note that the MTU sizes can be individually set for each adapter in
the system whereas all other paramters apply globally to all adapters. See
the bcme man page for details.

Revision History

v6.0.1 (02/25/03)

- Added a new OEM ID in AOF file.
- Fixed 5704S link up problem when it is set to autoneg and link partner has
  autoneg disabled.

v6.0.0 (02/14/03)

- Added new OEM IDs and new device IDs for 5705 A2/A3.
- Added MAC address override in space.c.

v5.0.10 (01/31/03)

- Added new OEM IDs in AOF file.

v5.0.9 (01/10/03)

- Added workaround for 5704S autoneg.
- Fixed problem detecting 5782.

v5.0.8 (12/20/02)

- Added OEM IDs.
- Improved flow control.

v5.0.7 (12/13/02)

- Added latest OEM IDs.
- Enabled Flow Control Advertisement by default.

v5.0.5 (11/12/02)

- Fixed 5704S linking problem.
- Updated driver for 5705 A1.

v5.0.4 (10/18/02)

- Added support for 5704S hardware autoneg.

v5.0.2 (09/26/02)

- Fixed problem that prevented multiple NICs from loading.

v5.0.1 (09/06/02)

- Added support for 5705.

v3.0.1 (05/21/02)

- Added function number to allow adding the second 5704 interface.

v3.0.0 (05/15/02)

- Added 5704 support.

v2.2.12 (05/14/02)

- Added new OEM IDs.

v2.2.11 (04/12/02)

- Added necessary delays after changing GPIOs.

v2.2.10 (04/05/02)

- Fixed 5701 fiber hang problem when booting without cable.

v2.2.9 (04/03/02)

- Added new OEM subsystem IDs.
- Fixed flow control problems when autoneg. is disabled.

v2.2.8 (03/27/02)

- Added new device IDs.

v2.2.7 (03/22/02)

- Made changes to Fiber autoneg.
- Implemented new scheme for LED modes.

v2.2.3 (02/27/02)

- Added new PCI IDs for 5702/5703.
- Added Ethernet@Wirespeed.
- Fixed parity errors on 5703 in PCIX systems.

v2.2.2 (02/07/02)

- Fixed the cable disconnection problem.

v2.2.1 (02/06/02)

- Fixed problems with 5702/5703.

v2.0.19 (10/26/01)

- Added 5702 support.

v2.0.18 (09/10/01)

- Fixed the problem of over reporting CRC errors.
- Fixed 1000 half duplex late collision problem.
- Fixed the problem of missing the first packet with fiber cards.

v2.0.15 (08/24/01)

- Fixed a hang problem on A3 Fiber cards.

v2.0.14 (08/18/01)

- Fixed a hang problem on BCM5700 NIC when set to 10Mbps.

v2.0.13 (08/13/01)

- Added latest device IDs.

v2.0.11 (08/02/01)

- Fixed a hang problem when booting up with no fibre cable connected.

v2.0.10 (08/02/01)

- Fixed fibre connection problems at boot up time.

v2.0.9 (07/21/01)

- Fixed the problem of multiple NICs sharing the interrupt.

v2.0.8 (07/19/01)

- Fixed some fibre autonegotiation problems.

v2.0.5 (07/02/01)

- Added support for new boards.

v2.0.3 (06/01/01)

- Fixed panic problem when doing flooding ping.

v2.0.2 (05/25/01)

- Added more OEM hardware support.
- Added man page.

v2.0.1 (05/23/01)

- Fixed symbol errors and other errors reported by ANT test.

v1.0.8 (05/16/01)

- Added BCM5701 support.

v1.0.7 (04/02/01)

- Fixed a symbol error reported by ANT test suite.

v1.0.6 (03/30/01)

- Added logic to free buffers on the write queue when it reaches high water
- Added workaround for AMD Athlon systems.

v1.0.5 (03/23/01)

- Added fibre support.
- Added jumbo frames.

v1.0.4 (02/23/01)

- Fixed problems found by the ANT test suite.

v1.0.3 (02/14/01)

- First Release. 

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How To Update Drivers Manually

After your driver has been downloaded, follow these simple steps to install it.

  • Expand the archive file (if the download file is in zip or rar format).

  • If the expanded file has an .exe extension, double click it and follow the installation instructions.

  • Otherwise, open Device Manager by right-clicking the Start menu and selecting Device Manager.

  • Find the device and model you want to update in the device list.

  • Double-click on it to open the Properties dialog box.

  • From the Properties dialog box, select the Driver tab.

  • Click the Update Driver button, then follow the instructions.

Very important: You must reboot your system to ensure that any driver updates have taken effect.

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