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Old 01-21-2003, 03:19 AM   #61
Karin73
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Can you send me the drivers please?
I dont have the drivers in my asus cd ...

my email:
karin73@gmx.ch
 
Old 01-21-2003, 03:34 AM   #62
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I have an ASUS P4PE with Broadcoam 4401 and sound onboard.
To install the drivers impossibly. Can somebody help me?
 
Old 01-21-2003, 04:17 AM   #63
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Hi guys!
I have an ASUS A7v8x, i've installed the drivers for the Broadcom4401 in my Mandrake 9 with the make/insmod procedure but now i dunno what to do to make the driver work properly: can u tell me what is the next phase?
Thank you all!
PLS HELP ME!!!!!!
 
Old 01-23-2003, 10:10 AM   #64
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Quote:
Originally posted by Dreamstar
Hi guys!
I have an ASUS A7v8x, i've installed the drivers for the Broadcom4401 in my Mandrake 9 with the make/insmod procedure but now i dunno what to do to make the driver work properly: can u tell me what is the next phase?
Thank you all!
PLS HELP ME!!!!!!
It should all be plain sailing from here - bit it isn't!

It all worked well for me first time around - but this was probably because I had tried to install various network card drivers before using the proper Broadcom ones.

Second time, when I was doing a re-install I thought it would be easy, but no! The problem I found was that to install the network using the Mandrake Control Centre, you start up the Network wizard and because the BCM4400 isn't in its database it fails at the first hurdle - and you don't have the opportunity to tell it where to find the driver.

To overcome this I told the wizard that I had a tulip card installed - which I haven't. It goes away, finds the driver but can't find the card and so reports an error, but gives you the opportunity to specify another driver rather than select one from a list - so you can tell it you've got a bcm4400 driver.

After this it should then proceed with the network installation.

Hope it works out.

Bob
 
Old 01-30-2003, 08:16 PM   #65
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Angry Re: I can't detect my ethernet card

I'm a real bonehead newbie to Linux. I'm using a P4Pe Asus m/b and have the same built in Network card as SenorPedo. I have these TAR or SRC files but do not know how to make them into something I can install. I really need step by step how to do this. I think I can get to the place the files are in a terminal but beyond that I am hooped if any of you could take the time to help I would appreciate it.

Right now I am running dual boot XP pro with Linux Mandrake 9.0. It installed like a hot dam but the network aint workin'...HELP
Thanks in advance
Wally

Quote:
Originally posted by SenorPedo
Just got a new computer with an Asus A7V8X motherboard. Great board, with one problem: The on-board Broadcom BCM4401 10/100 ethernet controller isn't detected by my fresh install of RedHat 8.0. I've tried going to the Network Config and creating it, but I don't know how to determine the IRQ, MEM, DMA, and all that other stuff. I'm also not sure which driver I would use even if I did.
Is there anyone with any experience/ideas on getting this running so I can get online? Your help is greatly appreciated.
Here's the run-down of my system:
Asus A7V8X
Athlon XP 2200+
Broadcom BCM4401 10/100 NIC on board
Geforce4 MX440 8X AGP
Maxtor 60GB HD
Need anything else?
 
Old 02-02-2003, 02:58 PM   #66
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I'm running Mandrake 9.0 (standard 2.4.19 kernel) on a ASUS A7V8X which has the BCM4401 10/100 ethernet (NOT the gigabit). I built the driver from the cd that comes with the board and it works just fine. Here's how to do it. This will probably work for mdk8.2 or earlier as well as for redhat.

1. mkdir bcm4401 and cd bcm4401

2. tar xvfz /mnt/cdrom/LAN/4401/Linux/bcm4400-1.0.1.tar.gz The tarball on my cdrom was 49694 bytes if that helps you confirm you have the same thing)

3. cd src

4. make

NOTE: I got lots of "warning: pasting "->" and "dmaregs" does not give a valid preprocessing token" messages because my compiler is gcc 3.2. To fix this, edit the REG_RD and REG_WR macros (lines 1082 and 1085 of b44.h) and remove the "##" symbols from both macros. They are bogus. There is one more use of ## in b44.h that is correct in the _PADLINE macro so leave that alone). Once I did this it built with NO warnings.

You must be root for the rest of the steps...

5. make install

6. Edit /etc/modules.conf and look for a line starting with "alias eth0". Change it to the following (or add a new line if needed):

alias eth0 bcm4400

6. depmod -a

7. modprobe eth0

8. tail /var/log/messages and look for errors. You want something like this: "eth0: Broadcom BCM4401 100Base-T found at mem e9800000, IRQ 12, node addr 00e018b3d95d"

9. ifconfig eth0 and see if you get any output. If so, your driver is ready to be configured! I am assuming here that you haven't inserted another NIC so eth0 is really the broadcom.

I'm not sure if you really need to teach Mandrake about the new module. I suppose you do if you want to autodetect the device, but since you manually aliased the driver for eth0 it should be happy. I'm sure you can skip the editing of /etc/modules.conf and manually pick bcm4400 from the network config gui. I'm too lazy to use gui's .

Hope that helps someone!

Oh...and remember to thank ASUS for providing some Linux support. It was one reason for me to buy ASUS since someone there went to the effort to at least collect a sample driver for us to use. Nice.
 
Old 02-06-2003, 10:44 AM   #67
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bcm4400.o Binary

I placed my build of the bcm4400.o here: http://www.tobeyhutchison.com/dave/bcm4400.o. Anyone is welcome to grab it. I built it on a fresh install of RedHat 8.0. Put this file in /lib/modules/2.4.18-14/kernel/drivers/net and if you are using kudzu, it should detect it on the next reboot and you should be set.

Thanks to everyone who posted on this thread before--you made my day!

dave
 
Old 02-06-2003, 01:53 PM   #68
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bcm4400.o

Hello...

I've got a problem with my Broadcom Ethernet Controller, too...
I've installed the Debian distribution (kernel 2.4.18.bf2.4)... As my connection wasn't detected during the install process, I've downloaded the driver, but when I'm trying to make the bcm4400.o with 'make', i'm obtaining errors :

in file included from b44um.c:19:
b44mm.h:31 linux/modversions.h:no such file or directory
make:***[b44um.o] Error 1

I'v tried to rename my /usr/src/linux-<version>/ directory in /usr/src/linux/, then the error message is changing a bit, but it doesn't work anymore...

Please help me, I really want to use my Debian, and don't wanna buy another card (self-esteem )
Thx

Hayt

Ps : sorry for grammar mistakes, i'm French...
 
Old 02-08-2003, 08:12 AM   #69
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Re: bcm4400.o Binary

Quote:
Originally posted by dtobeydtobey
I placed my build of the bcm4400.o here: http://www.tobeyhutchison.com/dave/bcm4400.o. Anyone is welcome to grab it. I built it on a fresh install of RedHat 8.0. Put this file in /lib/modules/2.4.18-14/kernel/drivers/net and if you are using kudzu, it should detect it on the next reboot and you should be set.

Thanks to everyone who posted on this thread before--you made my day!

dave
Hi,
I'm just a linux noob, I tried to follow your installation-instructions. But when I make insmod bcm4400 with your compiled driver, I'm getting a lot of unresolved symbol errors... So the driver doesn't work on my system.
How did you compile the driver on redhat?
I downloaded the official drivers from asus, but when I want to compile them, I'm getting a lot of errors, for example: pci size not known or something like that...
 
Old 02-09-2003, 06:52 PM   #70
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It's probably the case that your system is different than mine or maybe doesn't have some packages installed that mine did when I built the thing. I just built it on a fresh install of Red Hat 8.0 but I have my own selection of packages. You should try building it yourself: it's not that hard. The one thing that tripped me up was you have to download and install the rpm for kernel-source first. Then look at some past postings for instructions.
 
Old 02-09-2003, 10:13 PM   #71
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Thumbs up I have the drivers

I have the drivers for the broadcom 440x cards for use under linux. I also purchased the a7v8x board form asus. If anyone needs the drivers please e-mail me at matthewstansfield@hotmail.com.

P.S. Linux Rules
 
Old 02-11-2003, 09:19 AM   #72
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Broadcom 4401 Build Problems

If your having trouble building the source with the make command make sure you have all you gnu c packages installed. Worked for me on RH8.0. Any questions please feel free to e-mail me at matthewstansfield@hotmail.com
 
Old 02-13-2003, 05:24 AM   #73
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Source RPM from the CDROM seems to work fine with ASUS P4PE and SLES 8 (kernet 2.4.19) whit broadcom 4401
 
Old 02-13-2003, 06:57 AM   #74
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Quote:
Originally posted by sangerer
Source RPM from the CDROM seems to work fine with ASUS P4PE and SLES 8 (kernet 2.4.19) whit broadcom 4401
Could you send me this source-rpm? I don't have it on my Asus CD.

Thanks:

My eMail: Ben@tredia.de
 
Old 02-15-2003, 12:28 PM   #75
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Similar but not same

I have the asus a7v8x with the built in broadcom4401 lan chipset.
amd2400+ and running MD9. I just installed linux for the first time and am having this problem with the broadcom drivers. I am new to linux but see that I am not the only one having problems. If anyone can help with this, let me know. I hate dual booting to Winxp just to acess this help site. Wish i could be doing it from linux. I followed the instructions that came with the drivers and get stuck at the Make part. It seems to be looking for a file that is not there and also, says it cannot find the gcc command:
=======================
make: gcc: Command not found
make: *** [b44um.o] Error 127
=======================

Below is a copy of my install instructions and the computer complaints:

If you have any advice, also email it to me at: vikings02@charter.net

[esox@localhost esox]$ md bcm4401
[esox@localhost esox]$ cd bcm4401
[esox@localhost bcm4401]$ tar xvfz /mnt/cdrom/Drivers/LAN/4401/Linux/bcm4400-1.0.1.tar.gz
LICENSE
RELEASE.TXT
src/
src/b44.h
src/b44lm.c
src/b44lm.h
src/b44mm.h
src/b44proc.c
src/b44queue.h
src/b44um.c
src/Makefile
src/bcm4400.4.gz
[esox@localhost bcm4401]$ cd src
[esox@localhost src]$ make
gcc -DMODULE -D__KERNEL__ -DDBG=0 -Wall -Wstrict-prototypes -O6 -I/usr/src/linux/include -c -o b44um.o b44um.c
make: gcc: Command not found
make: *** [b44um.o] Error 127
[esox@localhost src]$ dir
b44.h b44lm.c b44lm.h b44mm.h b44proc.c b44queue.h b44um.c bcm4400.4.gz Makefile
[esox@localhost src]$
 
  


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