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Old 01-29-2003, 09:42 AM   #1
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Broadcom BCM4401 Drivers


Hi.

Has anyone here found a Linux driver for the above ethernet card? I'm running Slackware 8.1 at the moment, having lovingly and joyfully departed with Windows XP (*spits*), but I can't find a driver for it. There's no Linux driver for it on the CD which came with the motherboard, and I can't find a driver anywhere on the net.

Any ideas?

Thanks.
 
Old 01-29-2003, 12:20 PM   #2
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There's an eight mile long thread about this one. There are drivers for this card, its one of the few I've ever seen without them directly in the kernel:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hlight=BCM4401

Cheers,

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Old 01-30-2003, 01:18 AM   #3
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Ok, thanks.

Last edited by Veratien; 01-30-2003 at 01:22 AM.
 
Old 02-06-2003, 08:30 AM   #4
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Broadcom 4401 Drivers

Hi all, i've found a set of drivers for the Broadcom 4401 10/100 network cards that are found in new Dell PCs & on MSI & ASUS motherboards. Took me a while to find them, includes DOS ODI & NDIS2 drivers (which i needed), and LINUX (not tested thou) and the usual Windows 9x,NT,W2K, XP.

LEt me know how you get on, took me a coupla hours to find the buggers.

You can download them from MSI at......
http://download.msi.com.tw/support/dvr_exe/440145.exe

Regards....

Adrian

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Old 04-05-2003, 07:02 AM   #5
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OK, so I spent a day or so getting Dell Dimension 2350 to work with Linux (mainly from suggestions from this list) so here's a quick summary: (Looks like it will work with most recent Dells as well.

Harddisk:
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By default, the harddisk comes up without dma and is therefore extremely slow (system becomes non-responsive when copying large files)
For RedHat:
# cd /etc/sysconfig/
# cp harddisks harddiskhda
# <edit harddiskhda and uncomment the dma and IO32 options
(or you could use hdparm to set these options by hand)


Video: I830 / I810 module for chipset 845GL
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Google search for 'i830-20030120-i386-linux.tar'
(I got it from the intel site) and follow the instructions in the readme.
(Note you need to untar this file to a fresh directory each time you upgrade the kernel and rerun the install script):
Run Xconfigurator and select the Intel I830 from the list.

I found this to be a bit dodgy, X crashes every now and again with problems from the DRI. I beleive XFree version 4.3.0 fixes the problem

Network: Broadcom 4401
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Google search for bcm4400-1.0.1.tar.
(or you can download a 12MB zip file containing this plus all the windows stuff complete with manuals from the asus web site)

Untar the file and cd to the src directory.
# make
# make install
# depmod -a
# modprobe bcm4400

Then just install the network as you normally would.


All this has been tested on the following kernels:
2.4.9-21 (no sound support or USB2 support)
2.4.18-3
2.4.18-10

Hope this helps some other poor bugger.

Regards,

Andy
 
Old 04-06-2003, 06:12 PM   #6
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And the broadcom drivers will be in the kernel soon, the development tree already has them for some time and Gentoo uses a patch for 'em in their new enhanced 2.4.20 kernel.

Last edited by yngwin; 04-06-2003 at 06:13 PM.
 
Old 05-13-2003, 07:57 PM   #7
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BCM4401 LAN Ethernet

Can you tell me how you got the BCM4401 working on your ASUS P4PE motherboard? The driver on the CD, the ASUS site and other sites all have the same driver (V1.0.1) and fail to compile with make due to multiple missing files in Redhat 7.3 on a clean install. Amusingly, they claim its been tested under RH 7.1, 7.2, 7.3 and 8.0 beta.

Thanks - Ken
 
Old 09-08-2003, 08:57 AM   #8
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Re: BCM4401 LAN Ethernet

http://www.broadcom.com/docs/driver-...ver=4401-Linux

The latest 4401 driver for linux from broadcom.

Quote:
Originally posted by kdwagner
Can you tell me how you got the BCM4401 working on your ASUS P4PE motherboard? The driver on the CD, the ASUS site and other sites all have the same driver (V1.0.1) and fail to compile with make due to multiple missing files in Redhat 7.3 on a clean install. Amusingly, they claim its been tested under RH 7.1, 7.2, 7.3 and 8.0 beta.

Thanks - Ken
 
Old 08-12-2007, 01:04 AM   #9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by likao2000
http://www.broadcom.com/docs/driver-...ver=4401-Linux

The latest 4401 driver for linux from broadcom.
That link doesn't seem to work. Does anyone know where to get that?
 
  


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