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Hello everyone !
i want to install my NIC card on Redhat 5 . i have downloaded the driver but unfortunately i have confronted with a problem during the installation ,
# rpm -bb SPECS/tg3.spec
-bb : unknown option
A ) rpmbuilder also doen`t work
B ) i could install gcc compiler as well , i think it`s because of my kernel or old rpm version ( Kernel version : 2.6.18.e15)
i was wondering if anyone could help me in this issue ,
First thing I'd do if I was you, would be to call RedHat support. You're paying for it, with your RedHat subscription, right? They can walk you through fixing this on the phone.
If you're NOT paying for support, download, and install a community supported version of Linux, like CentOS, openSUSE, Mandriva, etc. The man pages for RPM, indicate that those functions have been moved to the rpmbuild command. Install that. If you can't install these things from your build media, then your only options are to PAY FOR SUPPORT, which includes access to the repos, where these packages are, or install a community supported version.
Before doing any of that, though...just try, as root "modprobe tg3", and see what happens. Also, jefro asked you some questions, which you didn't answer...so before bumping yoru own thread asking for more help, it would be a great idea to answer what folks have asked you.
Note : i downloaded the driver from Broadcom website but i`m not able to install the driver only because of 'Rpm -b' command furthermore i tried other command such as 'rpmbuilder' but those commands also are Unknown commands .
i think i have to install a Yum package before running the 'rpm -bb' command .
i tried all the ways ,
let me ask other question .
i`m using laptop "lenovo g550" .
is it possible to use an external NIC card ?
actually i toke a LAN>USB device also but unfortunately it doesn`t work on linux .
Yes, very possible, but two things, AGAIN:
Did you read my first post? Where I suggested you simply try "modprobe tg3"??? Did you try it??
And if you're not paying for RHEL, you will not be able to update/patch/expand it. Again, get a community supported distro, and you'll probably work right off the bat. If not, you'll at least be able to load software. If you're not going to pay for it, DON'T USE IT