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Old 02-25-2004, 09:34 PM   #1
esanzpe
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Gigabit Ethernet Dont Detected


I've a notebook PC with 2 ethernets cards
- BroadCom net/Xtreme Gigabit
- Intel(R) ProWireless 2100 miniPCI

Fedora Core 1 detect all my HW but no one of my ethernet cards, I find drivers for a BroadCom but it make errors while compile.

What can I do??????
 
Old 02-26-2004, 04:49 AM   #2
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First is to find out the exact chipset of the card so we can track down the right source package for it. What's the output of:

/sbin/lspci

Also, what errors do you get on the compile of the source that you have?

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Old 02-26-2004, 02:09 PM   #3
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The Fedora Core 2 beta 1 have the drivers, How can I get the drivers from this distribution to install in Fedora core 1????

The /sbin/lspci is:
0000:02:02.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5705 Gigabit Ethernet (rev 01)
0000:02:04.0 Network controller: Intel Corp. PRO/Wireless LAN 2100 3B Mini PCI Adapter (rev 04)

In Fedora Core 2 beta 1
 
Old 02-26-2004, 03:32 PM   #4
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The BCM5705 is a member of the Broadcom Tigon 3 Gigabit card chipset family, the module exists in 2.4.22, which is what I think Fedora shipped with, so you should have it onboard, what happens when you:

/sbin/modprobe tg3

Now, the wireless network adapter isn't covered, blame it all on Intel and their not releasing enough specs. There is hope though, there is a kernel driver that wraps for the Windows drivers. The commercial one can be had from:

www.linuxant.com

For a 30-day trial and then a $20 license, or there's the slightly more complicated free one:

ndiswrapper.sourceforge.net

Now, the Fedora Core 2 kernel is just a newer kernel then what you've got onboard, it should work, if you just grab the kernel RPM and try to install it, probably with the --force option, but I wouldn't recommend it. Its much easier and safer to compile a 2.4.25 by hand, that has onboard the tg3.o module for your card. From what I've read, the driver is a bit buggy in 100baseT mode, but that's since been resolved in newer kernels.

Cheers,

Finegan
 
  


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