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Old 09-06-2007, 04:57 AM   #1
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where can i find a broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated controller driver for linux


Hi,

I have installed Fedora core 6 on my laptop and it doesn't detect the NIC and i wonder where can i download broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated controller driver for linux i looked on broadcom.com but i didn't find anything.

Help me pliz
 
Old 09-06-2007, 05:27 AM   #2
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Really - I found this in a couple of minutes.
Check your config for b44.

The site has changed somewhat since I needed to last download a b44 driver, but you'd best look around some more.
 
Old 09-06-2007, 08:35 AM   #3
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where can i find a broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated controller driver for linux

so which config can i do for b44 so that the NIC be recognized by Fedora core 6
 
Old 09-06-2007, 09:30 AM   #4
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where can i find a broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated controller driver for linux

I'm trying to acrivate the NIC via a graphical user interface and i get this message :

Error for wireless request "Set Encode" (8B2A) :
SET failed on device eth0 ; No such device.
SIOCGIFFLAGS: No such device
Failed to bring up eth0.

Help me
 
Old 09-06-2007, 04:31 PM   #5
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I meant kernel config - I would imagine Fedora would have it as a module, so it should detect the card on install, and then load the module for you at boot.
Try "lsmod | grep -i b44" and see if that returns anything. If not, try to load it with "modprobe b44". Then try activating your card.

You'll need to look at the documentation for Fedora for how toget it loaded automatically as I don't use Fedora at all.
 
Old 09-10-2007, 03:29 AM   #6
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where can i find a broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated controller driver for linux

I have downloaded a driver on broadcom.com and there is a guide to install but i have some problems.In the guide there is where i have to execute this command : rpmbuild -bb SPECS/b44.spec (for RPM version 4.x.x) and i get this message :

Executing(%prep): /bin/sh -e /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.45123
+ umask 022
+ cd /usr/src/redhat/BUILD
+ LANG=C
+ export LANG
+ unset DISPLAY
+ cd /usr/src/redhat/BUILD
+ rm -rf b44-1.00g
+ /bin/gzip -dc /usr/src/redhat/SOURCES/b44-1.00g.tar.gz
+ tar -xvvf -
drwxr-xr-x root/root 0 2006-06-07 15:21:07 b44-1.00g/
-rw-r--r-- root/root 3990 2006-06-07 15:21:14 b44-1.00g/Makefile
-rw-r--r-- root/root 64037 2006-06-07 15:29:19 b44-1.00g/b44.c
-rwxr-xr-x root/root 15153 2006-06-07 15:21:07 b44-1.00g/LICENSE
-rw-r--r-- root/root 23272 2006-06-07 15:21:07 b44-1.00g/b44.h
-rw-r--r-- root/root 2076 2006-06-07 15:21:07 b44-1.00g/b44.4
+ STATUS=0
+ '[' 0 -ne 0 ']'
+ cd b44-1.00g
++ /usr/bin/id -u
+ '[' 0 = 0 ']'
+ /bin/chown -Rhf root .
++ /usr/bin/id -u
+ '[' 0 = 0 ']'
+ /bin/chgrp -Rhf root .
+ /bin/chmod -Rf a+rX,u+w,g-w,o-w .
+ exit 0
Executing(%build): /bin/sh -e /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.45123
+ umask 022
+ cd /usr/src/redhat/BUILD
+ cd b44-1.00g
+ LANG=C
+ export LANG
+ unset DISPLAY
+ make
make -C /lib/modules/2.6.18-1.2798.fc6xen/build SUBDIRS=/usr/src/redhat/BUILD/b44-1.00g modules
make: *** /lib/modules/2.6.18-1.2798.fc6xen/build: No such file or directory. Stop.
make: *** [default] Error 2
error: Bad exit status from /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.45123 (%build)


RPM build errors:
Bad exit status from /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.45123 (%build)


what can i do ? there is something i have to do before ??
 
Old 10-06-2007, 12:05 PM   #7
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This reply for make me at last 1 post

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Old 10-06-2007, 12:06 PM   #8
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Hi,

I just Find it from 2 munite ago

[ Tar.gz ]

[ .src.rpm ]

[ ReadMe File ]

[ Distrib File ]

I didn't try it

But I think it will work

hope it will solve the problem
 
Old 10-25-2007, 04:10 AM   #9
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Hi, I'm a fresher on LQ.

I met the same problems as Uxan. I installed Fedora core 6 on my laptop. It does detect the NIC "Broadcom Corporation BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX (rev 02)" correctly in network setting GUI. But when I activate it, it says:

Error for wireless request "Set Encode" (8B2A) : SET failed on device eth0 ; No such device.
Determining IP information for eth0... failed.

I use "lsmod | grep -i b44" and make sure that the module b44.ko is correctly loaded.

So I doubt that the driver coming with FC6 is damaged and download a driver from broadcom.com. When compiling the dirver using "rpmbuild -bb SPECS/b44.spec", similar error messages appear and the compilation fails.

I think the driver bcm4400-2.0.2.tar.gz is too old( I didn't try ) since my NIC is BCM4401.
Also I googled many solutions to this issue and tried recompile kernel etc, nothing works.

It's really annoying. Who can give some advice? Thanks.
 
  


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