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Old 11-17-2004, 10:50 AM   #1
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Problems detecting Broadcom NIC

I have a compaq nc8000 running Red Hat 9 (kernel 2.4.20-6
on i686). When I boot, I see the message:

Bringing up interface eth0: 3c501 device eth0 does not seem to be present. Delaying initialization.

When I look in /var/log/messages, I see:
localhost ifup: 3c501 device eth0 does not seem to be present, delaying initialization.
localhost network: Bringing up interface eth0: failed

I have a Broadcom BCM5751M NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet
card in the laptop. When I go to the drivers section of Broadcom's
website, I see the following Linux BCM57xxx drivers:
1) Linux (i386, IA64, and x86-64)
2) Linux BASP (i386)
3) Linux BASP (IA64)
4) Linux BASP (x86-64)

I downloaded driver #1, I guess this is right?
Does anyone know what BASP means?

After I downloaded, I did:
rpm -ivh bcm5700-7.3.5-1.src.rpm

cd /usr/src/redhat
rpmbuild -bb SPECS/bcm5700.spec

This blew up during a "make" stating:

Makefile:46: *** Linux kernel; source tree not found. Stop.
error: Bad status from /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.71006 (%build)

RPM build errors:
Bad exit status from /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.71006 (%build)

Hmmm...I have the following directory:
that contains directories BUILD, RPMS, SOURCES, SPECS, SRPMS

And I see /usr/src/redhat/BUILD/bcm5700-7.3.5 containing source code.

All these steps were done as root.

any help is appreciated.
Old 11-17-2004, 11:52 AM   #2
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Have u got the kernel source installed? and make sure u point to the right kernel source. Usually it looks for /usr/src/linux, so make sure that directory exist and if not make a sim link to the kernel source you have installed.



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