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Old 10-01-2008, 08:21 AM   #1
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Red face No driver support for broadcom Netlink

Recently I bought a Acer 5920 laptop
I have installed Redhat Enterprise linux.
Acer is not ready to provide drivers for linux.

I cannot find a suitable driver for the ethernet card
Broadcom Netlink(TM).

I find the driver is inactive and when I try to activate it
I am getting tg3 doesnot seem to be present.
I tried with all the drivers available in Broadcom and Acer sites like BCM4400,tg-3.85l,tg-3.92e, but in vain.

Can anyone help on this.
Old 10-01-2008, 11:10 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by ravichandran_swamy View Post
Can anyone help on this.
If your laptop has a PC card slot, you can buy a D-Link Ethernet card. The chipsets used by D-Link are usually well supported by most versions of the Linux kernel.
Old 10-01-2008, 11:13 AM   #3
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What network devices show up when you do an 'lspci' in the command line?


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