Feature #557

Can't seem to install NIC driver

Added by Jon Jewett over 2 years ago. Updated over 2 years ago.

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Target version:8.0-RELEASE


I'm having trouble installing a driver for my Intel Gigabit ET Quad Port NICPCIe-4. I've downloaded a FreeBSD driver from Intel, but when I run the "make" command I get the error: "/usr/share/mk/bsd.kmod.mk", line 12: "can't find kernel source tree"

I have worked on OS X Server (BSD based) and Ubuntu for a while, but have never had trouble with a simple task like this and don't know where to start.


#1 Updated by Nick - over 2 years ago

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#2 Updated by Nick - over 2 years ago

The igb driver supports Gigabit Ethernet adapters based on the Intel
82575 and 82576 controller chips:

o   Intel Gigabit ET Dual Port Server Adapter (82576)
o Intel Gigabit VT Quad Port Server Adapter (82575)

The 'igb' driver (which is included in the OS) supports that card.


The IntelĀ® Gigabit ET and EF Multi-Port Server Adapters are Intel's third generation of PCIe GbE network adapters. Built with the IntelĀ® 82576 Gigabit Ethernet Controller, these new adapters showcase the next evolution in GbE networking features for the enterprise network and data center. These features include support for multi-core processors and optimization for server virtualization.

You shouldn't need to 'install' the driver as it's included with the OS.

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