n00b problem - broadcom 4400 on dell laptop
I am very new to Linux, and I am having some problems with my laptop - specifically getting the NIC to work. Here are the particulars.
Dell Inspiron 5100
Broadcom 4400 NIC
Redhat (kernel 2.4.20-8)
Driver Version 3.0.7
I downloaded the driver directly from Broadcom, and from what I have read, it has worked for everyone in the world other than me (which makes me think the problem is me or my machine).
The download is a zip file containing both a .rpm and .tar.gz. The first time I tried to compile them, I found I needed to install the dev tools and the kernel source tree - I did both of these using the add package wizard within Red hat.
Now when I run the make command with the extracted .tar files, or try to compile the .rpm file (rpmbuild -bb SPECS/bcm4400.spec), I get flood of error messages ending with 'bad exit from var/tmp...*something*' (sorry - don't have it front of me)
Anyone have any ideas what I am doing wrong?
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Last edited by cdols; 03-30-2004 at 11:30 AM.