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Old 08-23-2003, 11:07 AM   #1
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I was able to follow and execute the intructions in the README that came with my downloaded broadcom drivers for my NIC on my Dell Inspiron 1100 except when I went to actually install the drivers:

insmod bcm5700 or insmod bcm5700.o

An error returned:

"Could not find device", "or device not found."

Whats up with that?! Any advice? The error also said something like Hint: Improperly configured IO or IRQ.....

Old 08-23-2003, 11:48 AM   #2
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Knowing which distro you use will help.

Do you have an eth0 device?

As root, do


and see if eth0 is there.

Also check to see if you have a line like

alias eth0 bcm5700

in /etc/modules.conf

Old 09-22-2003, 12:54 PM   #3
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correct NIC????

this may sound silly but are you sure you ahve the correct drivers? I'm dealing with my inspiron 1100 right now and I think the NIC card is a broadcom 4400. search google for "red hat inspiron 1100".


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