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Old 04-15-2003, 11:13 PM   #1
Mikeoak83
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asus a7v8x broadcom 5702 integrated network card


the install goes well until i need to type insmod to test load the driver. Im also not able to compile lsmod. I just installed redhat 9, what package am i forgetting to install?
 
Old 04-15-2003, 11:47 PM   #2
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Two things:
First, the A7V8X comes with two possible nic: the gigabit 5702 and the 10/100 4401. The 5702 is already supported in kernel version 2.4.20, with the tg3 driver. RH9 should have picked this up on the install and not require any extra modules be loaded. Be sure you have the gigabit controller and not the 10/100.

Something you may or may not know...in redhat the /sbin directory isn't in the default path. To use anything like lsmod, insmod,rmmod, etc requires that you tell it the full path.
/sbin/insmod
will do the trick.

Hope this helps.

-SenorPedo
 
Old 04-16-2003, 05:54 AM   #3
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hmm i did this in mandrake 9 a while ago, i think it may be the 4401 but i'm not sure, thanks for your input though that will help a lot.
 
  


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