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Old 12-30-2007, 11:56 AM   #1
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Broadcom Nelink(TM) Fast Ethernet card not detected in RHEL 5

I have installed RHEL 5 on my Dell Vostro 1400 laptop.But my Broadcom Netlink(TM) Ethernet card is not detected.
when i do /sbin/lspci -v The output is : i have attached relevant information only.

09:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation Unknown device 1713 (rev 02)

Could anyone help me out please
Thanks !!!

Last edited by sarojkumar; 12-30-2007 at 11:58 AM. Reason: to correct mistake
Old 12-30-2007, 12:22 PM   #2
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It may work with the tg3 module. To see if present in current kernel run the command as root. ' /sbin/modprobe tg3 ' If you get and error then you will need to recompile the kernel and enable this module under the 1000mb section of the config menu. Called Broadcomm Tigon 3.

If that does not work then look into ndiswrapper and use the windows inf driver.

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I was also having the same problem on my Vostro 1400 box running CentOS 5. I started my research on the issue in the morning today and just fixed it once and for all. Please read the solution on my blog SooperTux:



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