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Old 04-02-2005, 10:48 PM   #1
Linux2excel
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Can't connect to the net after Red hat 9.0 installtion with internet config wizard


Hi All,

I have installed Red Hat linux 9.0 on my Dell Dimension 2400 Pc. However, I can't access the net. I can't use the internet Configuration wizard because my Ethernet Adapter card Broadcom 440x is not included in the list of cards. What should I do to connect to the net?
I am totally new to linux and this my first installation.
 
Old 04-03-2005, 05:17 AM   #2
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I assume, that you are connected to the internet thru cable internet (a cat5 or cat6 plugged in your LAN card!). Do you have any other O.S. other than Redhat Linux 9.0?

For the time being, I can list a few possible solutions.

1) Go to redhat menu (the redhat icon on taskbar) and to system settings or system tools.
2) You will find a entry called network control device. From there just go thru the help and configure your Ethernet Adapter.

3) If you know the website of broadcom, try searching whether they have downloads of driver for your device for Redhat Linux

May be this helps out....
 
Old 04-03-2005, 06:40 AM   #3
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Linux2exce

Found a driver for you, listed as BCM4401 Drivers, Linux (i386)

Broadcom

Have fun

Pete
 
Old 04-03-2005, 09:45 AM   #4
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Hi Redhatrosh and Pete,

Thanks guys for your suggestion, but it seems there is no way to add a new Adapter/Ethernet card if it is not already in the drop-down list.There is no instruction in the HELP to do this.
Please help!

Thanks
 
Old 04-03-2005, 10:27 AM   #5
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First check to see if you have the driver mentioned. I'm sure you don't. Once you have that driver installed which must be done manually if it's not there already you can set it up. Let us know if you install the driver and you still have the same problem or need help installing the driver.

Look at the info about installing that driver from it's supplier. I would try the rpm file first. If that fails consider trying to fix it before using the tarball. It will probably not work either if this rpm fails due to dependency problems.

You must have the kernel-source and a C/C++ compiler and associated tools installed to build this driver.


Everything can be done manually if it becomes necessary, however the driver is needed first.





Installing Source RPM Package
=============================

The following are general guidelines for installing the driver. Refer to
DISTRIB.TXT for additional installation notes for various Linux distributions.

1. Install the source RPM package:

rpm -ivh bcm4400-<version>.src.rpm

2. CD to the RPM path and build the binary driver for your kernel:

cd /usr/src/{redhat,OpenLinux,turbo,packages,rpm ..}

rpm -bb SPECS/bcm4400.spec

or

rpmbuild -bb SPECS/bcm4400.spec (for RPM version 4.x.x)

Note that the RPM path is different for different Linux distributions.

3. Install the newly built package (driver and man page):

rpm -ivh RPMS/i386/bcm4400-<version>.i386.rpm

The driver will be installed in the following path:

2.2.x kernels:

/lib/modules/<kernel_version>/net/bcm4400.o

2.4.x kernels:

/lib/modules/<kernel_version>/kernel/drivers/net/bcm4400.o

4. Load the driver:

insmod bcm4400

Here I recommend using modprobe instead of insmod.

modprobe bcm4400

If you just want to use the tarball it should work, but I don't recommend it for an rpm distro unless there is no rpm available.


Building Driver From TAR File
=============================

The following are general guidelines for installing the driver. Refer to
DISTRIB.TXT for additional installation notes for various Linux distributions.

1. Create a directory and extract the files:

tar xvzf bcm4400-<version>.tar.gz

2. Build the driver bcm4400.o as a loadable module for the running kernel:

cd src
make

3. Test the driver by loading it:

insmod bcm4400.o

4. Install the driver and man page:

make install

The driver will be installed in the following path:

2.2.x kernels:

/lib/modules/<kernel_version>/net/bcm4400.o

2.4.x kernels:

/lib/modules/<kernel_version>/kernel/drivers/net/bcm4400.o


Now load the driver

modprobe bcm4400




Limitations
===========

The current version of the driver has been tested on the following Linux
distributions:

Distributions for i386:

Red Hat 8.0, 9.0 and 2.1AS
UnitedLinux 1.0 based distributions (UnitedLinux 1.0, SuSE SLES8, 8.1,
and SCO 4.0)
UnitedLinux 1.0 SP1
Mandrake 9.0




After that try adding this to /etc/modules.conf


alias eth0 bcm4400





Last edited by DavidPhillips; 04-03-2005 at 10:58 AM.
 
Old 04-11-2005, 04:44 PM   #6
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Hi Linux2excel,

I had the same problem on my Redhat9 box too. Here is what i did to fix it. In Step 3 I had to use the force option to install the new driver since I was getting an error from the old kernel install. Hope this helps.

1. Install the source RPM package:
rpm -ivh bcm4400-3.0.8-1.src.rpm

2. CD to the RPM path and build the binary driver for your kernel:
cd /usr/src/redhat
rpmbuild -bb SPECS/bcm4400.spec

3. Install the newly built package (driver and man page):

rpm -ivh --force RPMS/i386/bcm4400-3.0.8-1.i386.rpm

The driver will be installed in the following path:

2.4.x kernels:

/lib/modules/2.4.20-31.9/kernel/drivers/net/bcm4400.o

4. Load the driver:
insmod bcm4400

or go to Start Application/System Settings/Network and activate the device
 
  


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