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Help with network drivers Intel 82567LM Chipset

Hi guys,

I have a new mainboard an intel DQ45CB with a Q9400 cpu, 8GB ram

I've tried to install ESXi but can't seem to get the network card to work.

I've gone over the whole lspci side of things the Class ID is 8086:10de the chipset is 82567LM

I tried updating simple.map and pci.ids to suit using the e1000 but it didn't detect it, I tried the e1000e from the community oem.tgz again no luck, just trying to figure out where to go from here.

Do I try the ESX driver?

Is there any docco on setting up a base build to compile our own drivers for ESXi?

Intel's site has

Intels document.write("The e1000e.x.x.x.x.tar.gz is a Linux* Base Driver designed to work with the Intel® 82571/2/3/4 PCI-E family of gigabit adapters and 82566/7 controllers.

This driver is intended for 2.4.18 through 2.6.x kernels.

This driver includes support for Itanium® 2-based and Intel® EM64T systems.

If your adapter/connection is not an 82571, 82572, 82573, 82574, 82566 or 82567-based you should use one of the following drivers.

  • igb-x.x.x.tar.gz driver supports all Intel® 82575/6-based gigabit network adapters/connections.

  • e1000-x.x.x.tar.gz driver supports all Intel® 8254x-based PCI and PCI-X gigabit network adapters/connections.")The

e1000e.x.x.x.x.tar.gz 82571/2/3/4 PCI-E family of gigabit adapters and 82566/7

controllers.

This driver is intended for 2.4.18 through 2.6.x kernels.

This driver includes support for Itanium® 2-based and Intel® EM64T systems.

If

your adapter/connection is not an 82571, 82572, 82573, 82574, 82566 or

82567-based you should use one of the following drivers.

  • igb-x.x.x.tar.gz driver supports all Intel® 82575/6-based gigabit network adapters/connections.

  • e1000-x.x.x.tar.gz driver supports all Intel® 8254x-based PCI and PCI-X gigabit network adapters/connections.

Based on that I AM using an 82567 adapter I should be using the e1000e module. The version is 0.5.8.2

Does anyone have an idea on how I can get this latest driver?

Cheers

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Just one question about this. They say "IntMode=0,0,0,0 refers to 4 ports; IntMode=0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0 refers to 8 ports". Is this referring to the total number of ports? I have two dual nic e1000 cards, so sould I use IntMode=0,0,0,0 or IntMode=0,0 ?

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I'm going to buy Intel DQ45CB for ESXi 4.0 Update 1 and I want to be sure that I can use onboard LAN Card?

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