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Old 07-12-2006, 12:51 AM   #1
shireen
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Unhappy Installing Broadcom Driver for 440 10/100 Ethernet card


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plz if any one know how i can found the Installing Broadcom Driver for 440 10/100 Ethernet card
 
Old 07-12-2006, 01:19 AM   #2
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try running 'modprobe bf44' as root from a terminal window. then use 'ifconfig eth0 up' to turn the NIC on. if that doesnt work post output of 'ifconfig -a', 'lspci', 'lsmod', and 'dmesg'. or search google.com/linux or here at lq.org for broadcom 440, it has been discussed many times.
 
Old 07-12-2006, 01:55 AM   #3
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Isn't there a support in kernel for this network card? Just compile the support in kernel and your all set up. I use Broadcom support in kernel but I'm not 100% sure of the model as it might have been 4400. I use Acer Travelmate 4202WLMi.
 
Old 07-18-2006, 01:17 AM   #4
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there is built in support for broadcom 440 in the kernel 2.6 just try recompiling with support built into the kernel.. that should do it!
 
  


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