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Old 12-11-2002, 10:07 AM   #16
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Today I compile and install module to my kernel
(at this moment I use RH 8.0)

1. from CD take a tar.gz file (file:/mnt/cdrom/Drivers/LAN/4401/Linux) bcm4400-1.0.1.tar.gz or download full set of drivers from asus.com (this mean and windows ones because they are included in package )... copy file to /tmp
2. start kterm or xterm
su -
cd /tmp
tar -xzf *.tar.gz
cd src/
make
# don't worry about warnings this is normal for Linux
depmod
# don't worry about unresolved symbols ... if you copy
# module from another PC
insmod bcm4400.o
lsmod | grep bcm
# if you see something like this : bcm4400 30880 1
# you problems are over if you not ... you are in troubles
# if success do this :
cp bcm4400.o /lib/modules/2.4.18-17.8.0/kernel/drivers/net/
mcedit /etc/modules.conf
# and add next line in file:
alias eth0 bcm4400
# then F2 to save and exit. next step is to restart network :
service network restart
# and enjoy the melody's

3. Reboot

... I thing this is enough ... OOOUUUU yes .... FREE-BSD Rulez any other OS is the big S..T )

: Enjoy Linux and other Free OS they are great!!!
 
Old 12-11-2002, 07:06 PM   #17
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a7v8x fasttrak 376

Has anyone had any luck using the raid controller under linux?
 
Old 12-11-2002, 07:17 PM   #18
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Cruising the Asus site, and not going as far as bothering with the manual in PDF, it looks like a PDC20265 from Promise, is that correct? An /sbin/lspci will tell you for certain, even if it isn't, just post the name of the ATA/RAID controller and the model and we can point you where you need to go.

Cheers,

Finegan
 
Old 12-11-2002, 10:46 PM   #19
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Quote:
Originally posted by SenorPedo
No special steps at all. The tarred driver was included on the motherboard cd and with the standard ./configure, make, make install procedure. If you need a copy of the driver with release notes, I'd be happy to email it to you.
This info has me hopeful. I have a very similar configuration. My driver CD includes the Linux drivers and the installation instructions. I have two questions:

1. I don't understand the "standard ./configure" procedure. What does this accomplish?

2. I tried following the Asus instructions, but the "make" fails. I haven't been able to sort through the error messages yet, so I don't know what caused the failure. Any comment?

Sorry for the less-than-helpful clues here - but it's where I am.

Thanks
 
Old 12-11-2002, 11:07 PM   #20
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It is a promise controller: Fasttrak 376

lspci:
00:08.0 RAID bus controller: Promise Technology, Inc.: Unknown device 3376 (rev 02)

/proc/pci gives:
Bus 0, device 8, function 0:
RAID bus controller: PCI device 105a:3376 (Promise Technology, Inc.) (rev 2).
IRQ 10.
Master Capable. Latency=96. Min Gnt=4.Max Lat=18.
I/O at 0xd400 [0xd43f].
I/O at 0xd000 [0xd00f].
I/O at 0xb800 [0xb87f].
Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xed000000 [0xed000fff].
Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xec800000 [0xec81ffff].



I haven't actually tried using it w/linux yet.... but I haven't been able to find much documentation about it, so I'm somewhat reluctant to try using it with all my data still on the HD.
 
Old 12-11-2002, 11:19 PM   #21
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bcm4404

I don't have one, but:

just ignore the ./configure - it's an auto configure script used with many packages that build from source code. It isn't included with the bcm4404 tarball so you don't need to worry about it.

on redhat8.0 it complles the module just fine when you just type 'make' - it gave many warnings... but you can probably just ignore that.

once you get the bcm4404.o just insmod it and if it works, you'll have access to your network card.
 
Old 12-12-2002, 03:29 PM   #22
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Gumpy,

I hate the fact that Promise's model numbers and chipset IDs don't match. Check this page:

http://www.promise.com/support/downl...wnload_eng.asp

And compare it to whatever info is in your motherboard manual.

Promise is a big fan of pre-compiled modules that only work with stock kernels... it gets annoying, but its all there really is.

Cheers,

Finegan
 
Old 12-13-2002, 08:58 AM   #23
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bcm4400 on MD 9.0
I followed instruction for making the module and got strings of errors. Didn't have kernel source on my system. Loaded the kernel source package from the MD 9.0 CD and tried again. Successful this time round.
 
Old 12-13-2002, 02:00 PM   #24
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Quote:
Originally posted by SenorPedo
No special steps at all. The tarred driver was included on the motherboard cd and with the standard ./configure, make, make install procedure. If you need a copy of the driver with release notes, I'd be happy to email it to you.
Can you send me the drivers please?
I dont have the drivers in my asus cd ...

my email:
crap.boulba@laposte.net
 
Old 12-14-2002, 06:23 AM   #25
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Someone has send it to me.
I hope, install will happend without problemes....

Last edited by crapboulba; 12-14-2002 at 06:27 AM.
 
Old 12-14-2002, 07:39 AM   #26
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Driver

Quote:
Originally posted by SenorPedo
No special steps at all. The tarred driver was included on the motherboard cd and with the standard ./configure, make, make install procedure. If you need a copy of the driver with release notes, I'd be happy to email it to you.

Will you please mail me the driver and release notes?

Thanks,

/Peter, piv@dadlnet.dk
 
Old 12-14-2002, 10:48 AM   #27
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Quote:
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bcm4400 on MD 9.0
I followed instruction for making the module and got strings of errors. Didn't have kernel source on my system. Loaded the kernel source package from the MD 9.0 CD and tried again. Successful this time round.
That was my problem as well. Thanks for the help.
 
Old 12-15-2002, 06:41 AM   #28
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Quote:
Originally posted by SenorPedo
No special steps at all. The tarred driver was included on the motherboard cd and with the standard ./configure, make, make install procedure. If you need a copy of the driver with release notes, I'd be happy to email it to you.
Hi,
I have the same trouble with the card like you (same board) and the directory isn't on my bios-cd

Can you please mail me the BCM4401 directory, too? My mail address is beko@duke.famkos.net

Thank you!
 
Old 12-16-2002, 07:39 AM   #29
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Quote:
Originally posted by eskay
bcm4400 on MD 9.0
I followed instruction for making the module and got strings of errors. Didn't have kernel source on my system. Loaded the kernel source package from the MD 9.0 CD and tried again. Successful this time round.

Me too (at last!) but I did have to edit /etc/modules.conf to replace the 'eth0 tulip' entry for 'eth0 bcm4400'

Thanks to all.

Bob
 
Old 12-20-2002, 11:55 AM   #30
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Angry broadcom drivers

Can someone please email me those drivers. I don't have a motherboard CD (bought from Dell) and I gotta get this network crap going. Tks....my email is kimberly@luckygolfer.com.
 
  


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