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Old 05-10-2005, 08:24 AM   #1
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Broadcom network driver


Hi, i installed RHL 9 on my notebook which has broadcom 440x 10/100 integrated network controller but RHL 9 won't detected it. How can i install it without having it detected ? Btw where can i download broadcom 440x nic driver ? Thanks

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Old 05-10-2005, 01:05 PM   #2
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One of my colleagues uses that nic in his laptop, just upgrade to a recent 2.6 kernel and you should be ok.
 
Old 05-10-2005, 09:25 PM   #3
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Hi, how to upgrade kernel ? where to download it ? any other alternatives beside this ?

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One of my colleagues uses that nic in his laptop, just upgrade to a recent 2.6 kernel and you should be ok.
 
Old 05-10-2005, 09:38 PM   #4
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Just go to the broadcom site - they have a driver download for linux that seems to work o.k.
I used it on this laptop, without issue.
They ship a source RPM, so you should be o.k. with RH9. The readme tells all.
Says it has been tested up to 2.4.22, but it'll be fine - I'm pretty sure I used it on 2.6 as well.
 
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Hi, how to know which kernel version i have ? whats the broadcom web site address ? pls guide me step by step howto do ? Thsanks

Daniel

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Just go to the broadcom site - they have a driver download for linux that seems to work o.k.
I used it on this laptop, without issue.
They ship a source RPM, so you should be o.k. with RH9. The readme tells all.
Says it has been tested up to 2.4.22, but it'll be fine - I'm pretty sure I used it on 2.6 as well.
 
Old 05-11-2005, 12:24 PM   #6
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You can find your kernel version by running "uname -a"
 
Old 05-11-2005, 09:55 PM   #7
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how to upgrade my kernel ?

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You can find your kernel version by running "uname -a"
 
Old 05-12-2005, 12:17 PM   #8
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You can find a guide to compiling a kernel here:
http://wiki.linuxquestions.org/wiki/Compiling_a_Kernel
 
Old 05-13-2005, 01:10 AM   #9
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David, what actually is a source RPM ?

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Hi, how to know which kernel version i have ? whats the broadcom web site address ? pls guide me step by step howto do ? Thsanks

Daniel
 
Old 05-14-2005, 02:03 PM   #10
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It is an rpm containing the source code for a package as opposed to the compiled binaries.
 
Old 05-18-2005, 07:23 PM   #11
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David, after modified the grub.conf, and reboot, i get the below message and it hangs. How to recompile again the kernel ? I'm not sure whether i got it correct steps while compile the kernel. i did follow the steps provided but only thing is the kernel version number in the steps, i could be mistaken . Thanks

kernel panic-not syncing: no init found. Try passing init=option to kernel.

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You can find a guide to compiling a kernel here:
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Old 05-20-2005, 12:58 PM   #12
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This often happens when it can't mount your root file system.

If you boot into your old kernel you can check that you have the correct filesystems compiled into the kernel (not as modules).
 
Old 05-21-2005, 03:28 AM   #13
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David, so any fix ? now i cannot boot to old kernel also, it hangs during the DOS screen.

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This often happens when it can't mount your root file system.

If you boot into your old kernel you can check that you have the correct filesystems compiled into the kernel (not as modules).
 
Old 05-21-2005, 07:18 AM   #14
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Can you explain what you mean by DOS screen? Do you mean as the system is POSTing?

Do you get to the bootloader screen? If so what error do you see on the screen after that when you choose to boot your old kernel?
 
Old 05-21-2005, 09:50 AM   #15
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Yes i am getting the error during POSTing with all the commands line. i can get the bootloader screen . during the kernel upgrade i have modified the grub.conf to point to new kernel , so i can't rollback to old kernel. Error is kernel panic-not syncing: no init found. Try passing init=option to kernel. Even i change the boot loader screen path to old kernel path, it won't be saved. That is when i press "e" to change the kernel path. Any advise ?

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Can you explain what you mean by DOS screen? Do you mean as the system is POSTing?

Do you get to the bootloader screen? If so what error do you see on the screen after that when you choose to boot your old kernel?
 
  


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