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Old 12-17-2003, 09:00 AM   #1
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RedHat 9 on an Inspiron 5150


just got a Dell Inspiron 5150, and loaded up RH9. couldn't get a network card to come up though. has anyone had success with RH9 on that system, and what network card did you use?

thanks,
skiz
 
Old 12-17-2003, 09:30 AM   #2
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It appears that the ethernet controller is broadcom 4400 (b44). Not included in all kernels. Try to load this module. If not then roll a new kernel. http://www.linux-on-laptops.com has a few entries on this laptop. Here is one:

http://www.cs.du.edu/~nsingapu/insp5150/insp_5150.html

and another

http://www.lexip.ch/files/inspiron5150.html

Justin
 
Old 12-17-2003, 10:35 AM   #3
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thanks a lot man. appreciate the speedy reply. now let's see if i can get the USB floppy to work. linux is always an adventure
 
  


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