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Old 03-13-2007, 02:37 PM   #1
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Problem on installing network driver

Hi there
i got problem on installing my network driver
i am using red hat 9 on my laptop
the problem is that i cant use my NIC (i`m using Broadcom 440x10/100 Integrated Contoller) because of the red hat does not have the driver for my NIC. So i had install the network driver from cd using command # rpm -i bcm4400-2.0.0-2.src.rpm
after i install the package, i try to find the network driver in network configuration > add new device type by selecting the adapter but i could not find the driver i had install.
so i try to use a similar adapter that is Broadcom Tigon3 but it cannot active and there are error message said that Cannot active network device eth0 - tg3 device eth0 does not seem to be present, delaying initialization.

so could anyone suggest me how to find the network driver that i had install. I need to use the network card as soon as possible because i need to test some network services on my network..
Old 03-13-2007, 03:56 PM   #2
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From what it looks you have installed the source RPM ( rpm -i bcm4400-2.0.0-2.src.rpm ) not the final rpm which will provide you the driver. Now as you installed the SRC RPM you will find the same in /usr/src/redhat/SRPMS/ from where you have to rebuild the actuall RPM file. Make use of below link which can help you in building the source RPM :
Old 03-13-2007, 04:58 PM   #3
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thanks for ur help
i had try the rpm -ivh bcm4400-2.0.0-2.src.rpm
the installation complete 100%
then when i want o bulid the rpm from the .spec file
# cd /usr/src/redhat/SPECS
# rpmbuild -ba <rpm-name>.spec
i got Makefile:18: ****Linux kernel source tree not found. Stop
error: Bad exist status from /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.64916(%build)
RPM build error :
Bad exit status from /var/tmp/rpm-mp.64916

i thught it are normal because there are file bcm4400.spec in the udr/drc/redhat/spec
but when i install the newly built package (driver and man page) using
rpm -ivh RPMS/i386/bcm4400-.i386.rpm
there are error :[RPMS/i386/bcm4400-.i386.rpm failed : No such file or directory
it seem like i hat stuck there because when the package been install, the driver should be install in /lib/modules/kernel/driver/net
afther that i should run modprobe bcm4400 to load the driver

so what do u think

Last edited by zulfahmi; 03-13-2007 at 05:00 PM.


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