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Old 11-22-2006, 12:40 AM   #1
katekhaye
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Broadcom 440x driver Installation problem in Redhat 9


Hi,

I have installed Redhat 9 on my System. after restarting Network services ,some error is coming indicating that ethernet card not detected. I am searching for Broadcom driver for linux, Please help me out for Driver and its installation process.
thanks.
 
Old 11-22-2006, 01:26 AM   #2
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redhat 9 is very old, it was taken over by Fedora Core, i suggest install the latest fedora core before going any further.

either way, open a console and use 'su' to switch to root then do 'modprobe b44' and maybe 'ifconfig eth0 up'. if you have DHCP enabled and are connected with a router everything else should be set. if not post back your network setup.

if this doesnt work post back 'lspci' 'lsmod' and 'ifconfig eth0'
 
Old 11-23-2006, 12:24 AM   #3
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Unhappy Broadcom 440x Driver installation problem

hi,
I have download the driver for broadcom 440x. After installing it source code its giving error like
" PRM build error: Bad exist status from /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.39224"

I am using Redhat 9.

Please help me out for solving this issue.
 
Old 11-23-2006, 01:11 AM   #4
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try the method i described above and let us know how that goes
 
Old 11-24-2006, 01:52 AM   #5
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I am giving the output of each command

modprobe b44: Can't locate module b44

ifconfig eth0 up: no such device

lspci: "ethernet controller:Broadcom corporation BCM4401 100Base-T"
( I have mentioned regarding only ethernet card )

ifconfig eth0: device not found.

lspci: Here nothing was mentioned related to Ethernet card.
 
Old 11-24-2006, 01:57 AM   #6
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I am giving the output of each command

modprobe b44: Can't locate module b44

ifconfig eth0 up: no such device

lspci: "ethernet controller:Broadcom corporation BCM4401 100Base-T"
( I have mentioned regarding only ethernet card )

ifconfig eth0: device not found.

lspci: Here nothing was mentioned related to Ethernet card.
 
Old 11-24-2006, 02:07 AM   #7
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i imagine its not working because your using RH9, which as i mentioned is very old. if this is a fresh install of this OS i would highly recommend upgrading to something like Fedora Core 5 or 6. if you stick with RH9 on a new install im sure only more hardware issues will arise.

if you dont upgrade your going to have to stick with installing the driver you downloaded initially. make sure you follow the README _step_by_step, or else it wont work--a simple uppercase letter where theres supposed to be a lowercase letter could be the difference of it working or not.
since you have tried the RPM install, try the other method of compiling it yourself. please post back as much full output as you can.

again, i suggest ditch RH9 and get FC5 or 6.
 
  


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