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Old 04-19-2006, 06:41 AM   #1
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Fedora 2 network card install


This is the first time i work on Linux, and i have big problem to install a network card on my system.

So the linux I have installed, is linux compiled with Puresight, who is a programme for content filtering.
The KErnel is 2.6.5-1.358smp on i686

The installation is automatic, but it doesnt"t retrieve my network card.

So i have downloaded the driver for my Broadcom, but the command won't work.

rpm -ivh bcm5700-6.2.17-1.src.rpm
cd /usr/src/rpm/

rpm -bb SPECS/bcm5700.spec or rpmbuild -bb SPECS/bcm5700.spec

Then I try the -bb i have the error :Command not found.

I have try with the TAR
i have try this process
1. Create a directory and extract the files:
tar xvzf bcm5700-<version>.tar.gz
2. Build the driver bcm5700.o as a loadable module for the running kernel:
cd src
3. Test the driver by loading it:
insmod bcm5700.o
insmod bcm5700.ko (on 2.6.x kernels)
If loading the driver on Red Hat 7.3, 2.1 AS or other newer kernels with the
tg3 driver, refer to the "Removing tg3 Driver" in DISTRIB.TXT before loading
the driver.
4. Install the driver and man page:
make install

But When I launch the Make or make install I have a bug

So i have test on Fedora 2 full, there is no trouble, but I don't have the Content Filtering software...

Old 04-19-2006, 06:14 PM   #2
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Please post the messages you get after running make for the module. The output may be quite long. If so, first errors are the most important ones.


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