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Old 04-04-2003, 04:32 PM   #1
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Unhappy Red Hat 9 & Broadcom 440 10/100 Ethernet Card


I dowloaded and installed Red Hat 9. With Red Hat 8.0 I was able to download and install the proper Ethernet driver from this site. It seems to be for a different kernel. The new kernel is 2.4.20-8. Does anyone have a driver for Braoadcom 440 10/100 that will work in Red Hat 9?
 
Old 04-08-2003, 02:12 PM   #2
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They have the source available for this card and its in 2.5.x, hopefully it'll get backported to 2.4.x before 2.6 comes out... who knows.

Search here by "broadcom" and you'll find the mother of all threads about this card.

Cheers,

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Old 04-08-2003, 07:30 PM   #3
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Gets asked all the time:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...der=descending

This posting offers a link to a file on MSI's web site that includes a .src.rpm which is what I used.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...=broadcom+4401
 
Old 04-09-2003, 07:22 PM   #4
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Actually, I'm running RH9, upgraded from RH8, and used the same tarball as before for my broadcom 4400 onboard lan. I extracted the driver, then

make
/sbin/insmod bcm4400.o
make install

It picked it up immediately. Make sure the kernel sources for the new kernel are installed, or it won't work.
Good luck!

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Old 04-10-2003, 06:56 AM   #5
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Talking Broacdom

Thanks for all your assistance! It is working now.
 
Old 05-10-2003, 05:21 PM   #6
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Question Broadcom 4400 & RedHat 9



Ok, brand new Linux geek here, not expert at all.
I've been tempted by Dell so I've got my new Dimension 2350, first thing I had in mind was to install RedHat 9.

My problem is compiling the driver of the Broadcom 4400.
I read a lot of people resolved the problem recompiling the driver with the new kernel. I don't know what do I have to do to install
the kernel source.
I found the source package on the CD Rom I've been trying to play with rpm but I think I am doing something wrong.....

Please, which exact sequence do I have to follow in order to install the kernel sources and to compile the driver for the Broadcom 4400 ?

Thanks a lot in advance,

-Andrea
 
  


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