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Old 06-27-2003, 03:24 PM   #1
Registered: Apr 2003
Distribution: collige linux , Free BSD , Mandrake , Suse , Redhat , slackware
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problems installing on board lan

hi ,
i'm a kinda newby when it comes to installing software on linux
and well.. i can't get online with my linux computer because the on board lan isn't installed yet

you will find the things like readers ( wich don't make sence to me ) at

the .tar.gz file is the thing which i need to exact/ install

please i need to know everything what i must do STEP BY STEP
because i already tried to do the reader thing and well.. it didn't make sence to me at all...
i hope you guys can help me out

greetz ,
Old 06-27-2003, 03:59 PM   #2
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open konqueror
press home
create a new directory (e.g. bcm)
download bcm4400-1.0.1.tar.gz to the directory above
open RELEASE.TXT by clicking on it and read carefully
right click on bcm4400-1.0.1.tar.gz -> Extract here -> OK
click src directory to go inside this directory
press Tools -> Open terminal
type: make (enter)
type: su (enter your root password)
type: make install
that's it.

If you have some error messages, e.g. in case of SuSE you have to follow the RELEASE.TXT guide on how to compile it, e.g. in this case you need your kernel source installed.
Old 06-27-2003, 04:02 PM   #3
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razod, when you post questions, it is important to list system hardware and software. "on board lan" doesn't tell the people reading your post what they need to know.

Please list:
1) your NIC model (if u don't know what it is, then go to your motherboards manufacturer site, and find out there.)
2) which distro of linux you are having the problem with.
3) any steps you have already tried using to fix the problem.
Old 06-28-2003, 06:58 AM   #4
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well i did what you told me and it works now

and as for zakl problems with on board lan is just a title if you open it you find the information you need
because it's just an installing problem


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