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Old 07-19-2008, 02:15 PM   #1
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ethernet drivers for compaq nc6400


Hi friends !
I have installed RHEL in my HP COMPAQ NC6400 notebook
but ethernet drivers were not installed automatically.
I need drivers for ethernet controller. please help me ! where can i download drivers for my notebook
 
Old 07-19-2008, 04:17 PM   #2
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I gues you have integreted Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express Controller (10/100/1000 NIC) and intel 3945 ABG wireless
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For wireless you need to load the ipw3945 module and ipw3945d regulatory daemon.

For broadcom...nut sure but they specify on their website that drivers are integreted in the 2.6 kernel version.

Try dmesg | grep eth and see if the kernel sees you network cards..
Try loading all the kernel modules related to broadcom
 
Old 07-19-2008, 04:43 PM   #3
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what does 'lspci' say?
 
Old 07-21-2008, 12:59 PM   #4
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what does 'lspci' say?
thank u friend ! i used lspci it shows
Ethernet Controller:Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5753M Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express
Ethernet Controller:Intel corp unknown device 4222(rev o2)
 
Old 07-21-2008, 01:05 PM   #5
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I gues you have integreted Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express Controller (10/100/1000 NIC) and intel 3945 ABG wireless
.
For wireless you need to load the ipw3945 module and ipw3945d regulatory daemon.

For broadcom...nut sure but they specify on their website that drivers are integreted in the 2.6 kernel version.

Try dmesg | grep eth and see if the kernel sees you network cards..
Try loading all the kernel modules related to broadcom
thank u friend ! i have downloaded drivers from http://www.broadcom.com/support/ethe...ver=570x-Linux
I have been learning linux now so i dont know how to install drivers in linux (2.6.9-5.EL)
can u please tell me how to install it.
 
Old 07-21-2008, 01:08 PM   #6
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I gues you have integreted Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express Controller (10/100/1000 NIC) and intel 3945 ABG wireless
.
For wireless you need to load the ipw3945 module and ipw3945d regulatory daemon.

For broadcom...nut sure but they specify on their website that drivers are integreted in the 2.6 kernel version.

Try dmesg | grep eth and see if the kernel sees you network cards..
Try loading all the kernel modules related to broadcom

please tell me how to load the ipw3945 module and ipw3945d regulatory daemon.
 
Old 07-22-2008, 01:06 AM   #7
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I gues in red hat is something like kmod-ipw3945


take a look here...

http://kbase.redhat.com/faq/FAQ_40_11044.shtm


it's all you need to make the wireless device work

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