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Old 07-30-2003, 11:30 AM   #151
foulkr01
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Red Hat 9 Install


Hello-
Just put a copy of Red Hat 9 on my Asus A7v8x Board and had to try and install the driver for the on board card. I am a newbie to Linux, however have messed around in the command line interface for an intro course at school. So in other words i am a novice. Could some body give me instructions on how to tar a file.

I am assuming that I

mk /root/lan_install/



tar "the tar file"

and then make the "Makefile" from the src directory created from tar




????
 
Old 07-30-2003, 11:59 AM   #152
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Hello-

I use RH9 and Asus A7V8X Board and getting the error 1 when I attempt to use the make command.

JF
 
Old 07-30-2003, 03:03 PM   #153
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Ethernet Card

What I did was:

cd src

make

make install


reboot system
 
Old 07-30-2003, 05:02 PM   #154
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RH9 & A7V8X Onboard problems with kernel 2.4.20-8

Crox-
Does the exact same thing. The module still does not seem to be loading. What you show me what code you use verbatim in the terminal and/or cut and paste a text reproduction to jeffrey@fastmail.fm

Thanks a million,
JF
 
Old 08-26-2003, 03:16 PM   #155
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At last Dell Dimension2350 got ethernet card

Dude-

I installed Red Hat Linux9 on my Dell Dimension2350 machine. It has a inbuilt BroadCom ethernet network card. It is so f****d card, I spent weeks working on it. Linux just does not detects it. There is nothing on Broadcom's site. Dell says - we do not support Linux. Somehow I eneded up with this forum. After going through 100s of posts, somehow I got the drivers for BroadCom. Even that did not work. I was so angry that I was about to get rid of Linux for ever. My wife stopped me and for the time being we forgot about it and life was real peaceful with Windows. One day, I found D-Link network card in 10 bucks at OfficeMax. I bought it, went home shoved it into my CPU and boom !!! it recognised my ethernet card. After that, within 5 mins my broadband was working on Linux. I was so happy.

My advice -- but a D-link/Linksys network card. It is not worth recompiling kernel and what else. BroadCom makes a s**t network card. Good Luck.
 
Old 08-26-2003, 04:06 PM   #156
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All PC hardware, in theory, should work on all PC operating systems, it's just that not all manufacturers are prepared to write software drivers for Linux or release details of how things work so that the wonderful people who write the drivers can get them going. I really don't understand their attitude, since they sell you a piece of hardware and throw in Windows driver software included in the cost, what's in it for them to keep the driver software a secret?

Or could someone be paying them not to ... ... ... ? ? ?

DAVE
 
Old 08-27-2003, 06:20 PM   #157
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wow thanks to everyone who posted on this thread. I spent about 10 hours trying to install the bcm4400 for my dell inspiron 8500 in redhat9, and then I found this thread, and after upgrading my kernel and installing the kernel source, I can finally get on the internet. There is a lot of extremely helpful info here for a newb like me :-)
 
Old 09-29-2003, 07:50 AM   #158
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I read the whole thread and can not figure out what goes wrong. I have an Dell Inspiron 5100 with Redhat 9.0 and kernel 2.4.20-8

I get the following error messages when installing the driver:

[root@localhost src]# make install
depmod: *** Unresolved symbols in /lib/modules/2.4.20-8/kernel/drivers/net/bcm4400.o

[root@localhost src]# /sbin/insmod bcm4400.o
bcm4400.o: unresolved symbol kernel_flag_cacheline
bcm4400.o: unresolved symbol synchronize_irq

[root@localhost src]# make install
depmod: *** Unresolved symbols in /lib/modules/2.4.20-8/kernel/drivers/net/bcm4400.o

[root@localhost src]# ls
b44.h b44lm.h b44mm.h b44proc.o b44um.c bcm4400.4.gz Makefile
b44lm.c b44lm.o b44proc.c b44queue.h b44um.o bcm4400.o

[root@localhost src]# cp bcm4400.o /lib/modules/2.4.20-8/kernel/drivers/net/
cp: overwrite `/lib/modules/2.4.20-8/kernel/drivers/net/bcm4400.o'? y

[root@localhost src]# insmod bcm4400
Using /lib/modules/2.4.20-8/kernel/drivers/net/bcm4400.o
/lib/modules/2.4.20-8/kernel/drivers/net/bcm4400.o: unresolved symbol kernel_flag_cacheline
/lib/modules/2.4.20-8/kernel/drivers/net/bcm4400.o: unresolved symbol synchronize_irq
[root@localhost src]#

Has it got something to do with IRQ? The network card is on IRQ 11.

tnx,

Bram

Last edited by Br@m; 09-29-2003 at 09:43 AM.
 
Old 10-03-2003, 11:38 AM   #159
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hi all,

i've tried all the steps above but i think something went wrong upgrading the kernel-stuff.

my system :
* asus a7v8x [broadcom 4400 + promise sata raid0 (working)]
* amd 2400+
* aopen gforce4 440 - 8x agp - 64mb

after installing red hat 9 i had troubles with my promise raid controller, fixed this thx to this board.
so when i went installing my broadcom driver from cd following the steps in this thread
tar --> make gave errors (no bcm4400.o-file) so i tried
* installing all gcc and kernel development packages
* upgraded the kernel (for amd) & kernel source (i386)

result :

rpm -qa | grep kernel
-->
kernel-pcmcia-cs-3.1.31-13
kernel-2.4.20-8
kernel-source-2.4.20-20.9
kernel-2.4.20-20.9

uname -r
-->
2.4.20-8

i hope anyone can guide this rookie to get this nic working.
it would surely be much appreciated

UPDATE :

i have been trying with the 1.0.1 driver but now found a new 1 :
v2.0.5.1 on this link :
http://www.broadcom.com/docs/driver-download.html
tried both rpm as tar following readme :

rpm : error 18
tar : still no .o file made

i hope the link is usefull and somebody can help get this fixed

Last edited by d-rec; 10-03-2003 at 12:52 PM.
 
Old 10-15-2003, 11:11 PM   #160
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Thanks abonam and stoffell!

Wow, I used the information you two posted on this thread and everything magically worked! woohoo!

Thanks again!
 
Old 10-17-2003, 03:26 AM   #161
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Can someone help me please?
read my post above
 
Old 10-17-2003, 06:34 AM   #162
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Happy it worked for you.
 
Old 10-21-2003, 06:52 AM   #163
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kernel 2.4.22 supports the Broadcom nic , it's the b44 'experimental' module. It works but might experience some problems
 
Old 11-01-2003, 06:40 PM   #164
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ethernet card not recognized

I have a different motherboard - but - the addition of "pci=bios,biosirq"
to the grub.conf was what made it work

title Red Hat Linux (2.4.20-20.9) Sun Oct 26
root (hd1,0)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.4.20-20.9 ro root=LABEL=/ hdd=ide-scsi pci=bios,biosirq
initrd /initrd-2.4.20-20.9.img

Karl Bergerson
 
Old 11-15-2003, 07:48 PM   #165
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I have both an RPM and a tarball for the Broadcomm 4401 nic card and would email to anyone that needs them. I still can't get them to work in RedHat 9; but that's do to my stupidy> Thes are for my A7V8X mobo.
 
  


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