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Old 08-20-2008, 02:26 AM   #1
kiritgiri
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Unhappy could not install broadcom netlink ethernet driver in Cent OS in lenevo G400 laptop


Well, i am using lenevo G400 laptop (dual core). Recently i install Cent OS which is just a rebuild version of redhat linux. Here i could not install the ethernet driver. My ethernet is Broadcom netlink(TM) fast ethernet . I downloaded the "tg3" driver and do as instructed in readme file but could not get it done.
My computer architecture as shown in device manager in Xp is
Processors
Genuine Intel(R)CPU T2080@1.73GHz
Genuine Intel(R)CPU T2080@1.73GHz

Last edited by kiritgiri; 08-26-2008 at 02:15 AM. Reason: addition of output of lspci and lsmod
 
Old 08-21-2008, 04:24 PM   #2
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Post the resalut ot lspci.
what is the result of lsmod. Is the driver loaded into the kernel?
 
Old 08-26-2008, 02:18 AM   #3
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how to install broadcom netlink ethernet driver in Cent OS in lenevo G400 laptop

Well, i am using lenevo G400 laptop (dual core). Recently i install Cent OS which is just a rebuild version of redhat linux. Here i could not install the ethernet driver. My ethernet is Broadcom netlink(TM) fast ethernet . I downloaded the "tg3" driver and do as instructed in readme file but could not get it done.
My computer architecture as shown in device manager in Xp is
Processors
Genuine Intel(R)CPU T2080@1.73GHz
Genuine Intel(R)CPU T2080@1.73GHz

thanks gruby12


here i copy paste the output of lsmod
Module Size Used by
vfat 15809 1
fat 51037 1 vfat
i915 21569 2
drm 65493 3 i915
autofs4 23749 2
hidp 23105 2
rfcomm 42457 0
l2cap 29505 10 hidp,rfcomm
bluetooth 53925 5 hidp,rfcomm,l2cap
sunrpc 142973 1
ip_conntrack_netbios_ns 6977 0
ipt_REJECT 9537 1
xt_state 6209 3
ip_conntrack 53153 2 ip_conntrack_netbios_ns,xt_state
nfnetlink 10713 1 ip_conntrack
iptable_filter 7105 1
ip_tables 17029 1 iptable_filter
ip6t_REJECT 9409 1
xt_tcpudp 7105 12
ip6table_filter 6849 1
ip6_tables 18181 1 ip6table_filter
x_tables 17349 6 ipt_REJECT,xt_state,ip_tables,ip6t_REJECT,xt_tcpudp,ip6_tables
cpufreq_ondemand 10573 1
dm_mirror 29713 0
dm_mod 56665 1 dm_mirror
video 19269 0
sbs 18533 0
i2c_ec 9025 1 sbs
button 10705 0
battery 13637 0
asus_acpi 19289 0
ac 9157 0
ipv6 251137 17 ip6t_REJECT
parport_pc 29157 0
lp 15849 0
parport 37513 2 parport_pc,lp
joydev 13185 0
snd_hda_intel 21333 0
snd_hda_codec 144321 1 snd_hda_intel
snd_seq_dummy 7877 0
snd_seq_oss 32705 0
snd_seq_midi_event 11073 1 snd_seq_oss
snd_seq 49841 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_seq_device 11853 3 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq
snd_pcm_oss 42849 0
snd_mixer_oss 19137 1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm 71621 3 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_pcm_oss
sg 35933 0
snd_timer 24901 2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
snd 51909 9 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_seq_device,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd _timer
i2c_i801 11469 0
pcspkr 7105 0
i2c_core 23745 2 i2c_ec,i2c_i801
soundcore 13217 1 snd
snd_page_alloc 13641 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
ide_cd 40033 0
cdrom 36705 1 ide_cd
serio_raw 10693 0
usb_storage 76193 1
ata_piix 17609 3
libata 96857 1 ata_piix
sd_mod 22977 6
scsi_mod 130637 4 sg,usb_storage,libata,sd_mod
ext3 123081 2
jbd 56553 1 ext3
ehci_hcd 32845 0
ohci_hcd 23261 0
uhci_hcd 25421 0

and the output of lspci is

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/PM/GMS/940GML and 945GT Express Memory Controller Hub (rev 03)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) High Definition Audio Controller (rev 02)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 02)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 02)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 3 (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI #1 (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI #2 (rev 02)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI #3 (rev 02)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI #4 (rev 02)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev e2)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801GBM (ICH7-M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 02)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801GBM/GHM (ICH7 Family) Serial ATA Storage Controller IDE (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 02)
03:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation Dell Wireless 1390 WLAN Mini-PCI Card (rev 01)
04:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation Unknown device 1713 (rev 02)

here instead of wireless connectivity i am basically focused on ethernet connectivity
Thanking you once again
 
Old 08-29-2008, 04:36 PM   #4
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load kernel driver: insmod tg3 as root

If no driver found, You probably did not done make install in tg3 directory.
 
  


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