I installed Ubuntu on two Dell Poweredge 1950 servers today, both have a Broadcom NetXtreme II BCM5708 network adapter. The Ubuntu website says that these adapters are fully supported however DHCP and autoconfiguration do not work. Also when I use manual configuration it does not work.
I tested both NICs by loading Windows and CentOS on each server, DHCP and manual configuration works on both.
Is there an open bug for the BCM5708? I can see the adapter when I run ifconfig, the lights are on, it works no problem on other OSs. Any ideas?