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Old 12-25-2004, 01:25 PM   #1
Siamak
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linux driver for my network card


Hi,
My freind has installed Redhat Linux version 9.1 on my laptop.
I was told by my freind that I am missing one thing, and that I have to find the driver for my network card. Sadly, I do not know what he means nor how I can go about doing this. Please help me! Thanks a lot!
 
Old 12-25-2004, 03:42 PM   #2
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First determine your network card name/manufacturer.

Type lspci in the command prompt, and examine the output, or post it here if you don't know what it means. Then it should be easy achieved with "modprobe <drivername>" .
 
Old 12-26-2004, 01:11 AM   #3
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I type lspci at the command prompt and I see a series of messages such as:

Host bridge: Intel Corp. 82865G
PCI bridge: Intel Corp.: Unknown device 2571
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Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5705M Gigabit Ethernet
CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments: Unknown device
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Network controller: Broadcom Corporation: Unknown device 4320

Is this the information you were refering to, or did I miss something? What is the next step?
Thank you so much for your help!
 
Old 12-26-2004, 01:21 AM   #4
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you might want to look into ndiswrapper

google around for it, and you should be able to get some decent tutorials and whatnot
 
Old 12-26-2004, 03:18 PM   #5
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Yes, I did the google search but could not find anything useful on ndiswrapper...
Anyone else have any suggestions in line with what iZvi said?
 
Old 12-26-2004, 05:12 PM   #6
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Check out this website..

http://ipw2100.sourceforge.net/
 
Old 12-27-2004, 03:39 AM   #7
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If I am correct you have a Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5705M ethernet card. I'm not very familiar with ndiswrapper, and I'm not sure if you need this. Visit the broadcom page, it says it has a Linux driver, licensed under GPL for your ethernet card.
 
Old 01-12-2005, 04:36 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by Siamak
Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5705M Gigabit Ethernet

Is this the information you were refering to, or did I miss something? What is the next step?
Thank you so much for your help!
The card is supported by the 2.6 kernel, at least from 2.6.9 and newer, maybe also older. The driver is called tg3 and you may select it in linux's menuconfig by the name "Broadcom Tigon3 support".

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Old 03-03-2005, 01:16 AM   #9
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Dear calchas, and iZvi

Thanks so much for your help so far!
However, I'm still kinda stuck. So basedon calchas' statement I searched for "tg3 driver" and also "Broadcom Tigon3 support," but was not able to find it. Can you please send me the link.
I go to the Broadcom link:
http://www.broadcom.com/drivers/downloaddrivers.php
and see some drivers for Linux. I'm not sure if you are refering to one of these drivers or if I'm looking at wrong place. Thanks so much for your help so far, but please help me do this right. Thanks!
 
Old 03-04-2005, 04:12 AM   #10
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Can anyone help me on the current direction which I am trying to follow (see my previous postings and the responses by calchas, and iZvi)?
Thanks!
 
Old 03-04-2005, 06:46 AM   #11
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Have you remember Network card name when it had windows?

Best way is : install windows on your laptop. After that you could know real name of network card.
 
Old 03-04-2005, 06:56 AM   #12
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I remember that there is some tools that to detect hardware device.
 
Old 03-05-2005, 07:45 AM   #13
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Quote:
Originally posted by Siamak
So based on calchas' statement I searched for "tg3 driver" and also "Broadcom Tigon3 support," but was not able to find it.
The driver is included in the 2.4 and 2.6 kernel. If you use a standard kernel, you might try the following command as root:

Code:
modprobe tg3
Broadcom also has a driver for the card, but I recommend using the one included in the kernel unless the previous command did not succeed.

Good luck!

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Last edited by calchas; 03-05-2005 at 07:47 AM.
 
Old 03-05-2005, 07:47 AM   #14
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Originally posted by ERBRMN
I remember that there is some tools that to detect hardware device.
kudzu is a hardware detection program. This is included in most GNU/Linux distributions (Debian, Gentoo, RedHat, SuSe, Mandrake etc.).
 
Old 03-07-2005, 02:42 AM   #15
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guys, several questions:

-calchas, can you give me the link where I can download the 2.6 kernel which you are alludeing to (if that is in fact what you recommend that I do). I guess this is what I should do before using the command
modprobe tg3
which you suggested above?

-ERBRMN and calchas, I do in fact have windows installed on my laptop. I am not sure if I have kudzu How What command should I give to check? According to iZvi (see several messages above) I have a Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5705M ethernet card. What should I do now?

Thanks a lot guys!
 
  


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