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Old 11-02-2003, 04:56 AM   #1
sgunnuv
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Unhappy trying to install ethernet driver on my laptop


Hello,

I am trying to install ehternet driver on my dell inspiron 1100 laptop. the ehternet card is broadcom 40x/100 ethernet controller. I downloaded the driver over the internet and trying to install. the error messge its giving when i try to run the "make" file is
" linux kernal source tree not found"

any help greatly appreciated...

thanks,
satish.
 
Old 11-02-2003, 05:06 AM   #2
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yeah, you need your linux distro's source code for your running kernel's version. i don't use broadcom, so i'm not sure, but is there a README or INSTALL file? can you post either or both of them?
 
Old 11-02-2003, 07:01 PM   #3
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link to download broadcom driver

Hi,

http://xaravve.trentu.ca/adam/5100/

this is the link from where i have downloaded the driver. thanks in advance for ur support.

thanks,
satish
 
Old 11-02-2003, 07:13 PM   #4
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Make sure you have the kernel source for your current kernel.

Also, in the Makefile, you may have to edit where it is saying that your kernel source is.
Most often the kernel source is in /usr/src/linux, but this is not always.

As said earlier, definitely check the README and INSTALL files for more help.
 
Old 11-02-2003, 07:20 PM   #5
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how do i no whether there is source for the kernal or not...
 
Old 11-02-2003, 07:22 PM   #6
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"ls /usr/src"

usually you will see a directory named "linux" or something close to that with a version number.
however, if you do not know where you can find the source, you probably don't have it installed

what distro are you using? if you you're using a package based distro, most of them will allow you to install the source from one of their packages.
 
Old 11-04-2003, 01:48 AM   #7
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That worked ...Thanks a lotttttttt.
 
Old 11-04-2003, 02:42 AM   #8
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no problem.
 
  


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