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Old 06-24-2004, 10:16 PM   #1
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Dell Inspiron 9100 network card problem


I installed mandrake 10 on my Dell inspiron 9100 laptop but am having problems with connecting to he internet as my lan card is not working.

My network card is " Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller " as given in the Dell website.

Could someone help me in getting my network card running,

Old 06-25-2004, 09:50 AM   #2
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bcm5700 was your device driver. you could test it by "modprobe bcm5700" as root. then use "neat" to activate it
Old 06-28-2004, 02:44 AM   #3
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I have exactly the same computer with the same network card..

I found a linux driver for the network card on the broadcom web site..
Installed and works 100% no probs. (mind you I run red-hat)...

Old 07-29-2004, 05:14 AM   #4
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Problem in installing MANDRAKE and FEDORA

Dear Friends

I have Dell inspiron 1150. VGA intel 82855 , ehternet Broadcom 440x , Modem BCM V92, Monitor "I DON'T KNOW WHAT IS ITS NAME".

1 - I have problem in installing MANDRAKE 9.2 in VGA , MONITOR and LAN CARD.
2 - I HAVE problem in installing FEDORA in VGA and MONITOR. when i put the first CD of fedora and start to install it wants to find my monitor and vga automaticly but couldn't and then my monitor becopme GREEN and nothing happen.

could you please help me?

Old 07-29-2004, 11:11 AM   #5
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That should help with your vga issue.

Laptop moniters usually don't seem to autodetect. You will probably need to look up the horizontal and vertical refresh rates yourself and put them in manually. I don't know Mandrake well but they probably have some gui tool to assist this if the text files scare you. As far as Fedora goes, in my opinion its crappy anyhow. If I couldn't get to the install I'd say screw it and try a different distro. Like the Suse 9.1 ftp install for example. Their YAST has by far the best system configuration tools if you don't know how to deal with all the text files.

You also may want to consider that if you have last years release that your hardware might not have been in it. Mandrake 10 or the latest Fedora might give you better luck on install.

I am actually suprised that people have that trouble with the bc440 ethernet driver in Mandrake 10. I tested that on my Inspiron 1100 with the same built in ethernet and it found it no problem. Most new distros do. In the 2.6 kernels its a built in option.
Old 07-31-2004, 03:57 AM   #6
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Dear Friends
At the first i want to tank you for your help.

1 - I have write LINUX RESOLUTION=640x480 but it was problem again (GREEN SCREEN WITH NOTHING TO DO)
2 - LINUX VGA=NORMAL and LINUX VGA=ASK again the same problem
3 - LINUX NOPROBE again the same problem
4 - I installed FEDORA with text mode (LINUX text) while installing it didn't ask any thing about monitor type. and vga type. and afater installing complete when i restart computer to comming up with fedora , the problem raised again.

as you know i'm beginner in linux and really love to know more about that.
i have two question

1 - how can i solve this problem.
soppose that i istall fedora in text mode . how can i go to the fedora without X cux when fedora in comming up X comes automatically.
2 - If i can change My note book which kind of note book you sugeess to me? cuz may be i want to change my notebook and buy anotherone.

Old 07-31-2004, 11:16 PM   #7
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Dear Friend

Do you mean that i install suse in my notebook?



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