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Old 10-19-2003, 02:17 PM   #1
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Angry Help installing NIC


Ok, very new at this. I've never messed with Linux at all.
I've installed Red Hat 9 on my Dell Dimesion 2400. The NIC is a Broadcom 4400 and was detected as an AMD PCnet32. Obviously this is wrong and does not work. I've downloaded the Linux driver from Broadcom and have done the following:

Copied the bcm4400-2.0.5.tar.gz to a temp dir.
cd /temp
tar xvzf bcm4400-2.0.5.tar.gz
cd src
make
insmod bcm4400.o

I received this error:

Using /lib/modules/2.4.20-8/kernel/drivers/net/bcm4400.o
/lib/modules/2.4.20-8/kernel/drivers/net/bcm4400.o: init_module: No such device Hint: insmod errors can be caused by incorrect module parameters, including invalid IO or IRQ parameters. You may find more information in syslog or the output from dmesg.

At this point I decided to try and make the install anyway:

make install

Then tried to install the RPM:

rpm -ivh bcm4400-2.0.5-1.src.rpm
cd /usr/src/redhat
rpmbuild -bb SPECS/bcm4400.spec
rpm -ivh RPMS/i386/bcm4400-2.0.5-1.i386.rpm

Then tried to install:

insmod bcm4400

And I received the same error described previously.

Can anyone point me in the right direction here? I should also mention that I'm running RH through VMware.

Thanks!
Rich
 
Old 10-19-2003, 04:00 PM   #2
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Try
Code:
modprobe bcm4400
Insmod doesn't install dependencies. Modprobe does. Itf it doesn't help, please look to /var/log/messages and try to find fragments with the module error messages. If you can find them, please post them.
 
Old 10-19-2003, 04:24 PM   #3
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Same error along with an error that says insmod bcm440 failed.

Check the messages file and nothing was written to it.
 
Old 10-19-2003, 04:52 PM   #4
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Really nothing in the messages file? What does 'cat /var/log/messages|grep Broadcom' or 'cat /var/log/messages|grep bcm4400' tell you?
 
Old 10-19-2003, 04:58 PM   #5
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No, noting related to the broadcom. I tried both commands and each just returned me to the bash.
 
Old 10-20-2003, 10:30 PM   #6
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Figured it out. Seems that VMware emulates whatever NIC is in the machine as the AMD card. So I didn't need to install the Broadcom driver, the AMD driver that was installed is all I needed. The reason eth0 wasn't coming up was because for some reason Linux couldn't talk to my dhcp server running on NetWare 6. Once I configured the NIC with a static ip I was good to go.
 
  


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