TITLE: Updated Network Driver for NVIDIA MCP55 Ethernet for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 VERSION: 5.0 Rev. A DESCRIPTION: This package provides an updated LAN driver for the MCP55 Ethernet LAN-on-Motherboard chip in the HP Workstation xw9400. It provides an updated forcedeth driver for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. PURPOSE: Routine SOFTPAQ NUMBER: SP36113 SUPERSEDES: None EFFECTIVE DATE: June 8, 2007 CATEGORY: Software SSM SUPPORTED: No PRODUCT TYPE(S): Workstations HARDWARE PRODUCT MODEL(S): HP xw9400 Workstation: All Models SOFTWARE PRODUCT(S): None OPERATING SYSTEM(S): Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Desktop (x86) Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Desktop (x86_64) LANGUAGE(S): Global ENHANCEMENTS: N/A FIXES: - Fixes known issues with networking. PREREQUISITES: - A retail Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop 5 box set must be purchased separately and must be available when installing this SoftPaq. INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS: To unpack the files, complete the following steps: 1. Download the .tgz file to your local hard drive. 2. Unpack the .tgz file by using the following command: 'tar -xvzf network_update_rhel5_SP36113.tgz''. To apply the SoftPaq, complete the following steps: 1. Select the appropriate rpm from those provided, and install it using the following command: # rpm -ivh nvlan-rhel5-0.62-1.23.[x86_64 or i686].rpm 2. Restart (reboot) the system. 3. To verify that the system loaded the new forcedeth driver, issue the following command: # grep "Version 0.62" /var/log/messages. 4. Examine the string that is returned. If the command returns a string containing the following information, the driver has been updated: "forcedeth.c: Reverse Engineered nForce ethernet driver. Version 0.62-Driver Package V1.23" NOTE: After the installation is complete, install the rpm, because your installed kernel will not contain the updated LAN driver until the rpm is also installed. Copyright (c) 2007 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.