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Old 06-10-2004, 11:32 AM   #1
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Installing Broadcom 802.11g drivers in Mandrake 10

I've got a Dell Inspiron 8500 Laptop with a Broadcom wireless mini PCI card.

I've gone to the broadcom site and downloaded the linux driver. And have even followed their instructions on building the driver. But for some reason the thing just won't come to life.

Here are my steps:

1. Install the source RPM package:

rpm -ivh bcm5700-<version>.src.rpm
So I do it and get:

[root@localhost linux]# rpm -ivh bcm5700-7.1.22-1.src.rpm
1:bcm5700 ########################################### [100%]

Looks good so far. Next step is to:

CD to the RPM path and build the binary driver for your kernel:

cd /usr/src/{redhat,OpenLinux,turbo,packages,rpm ..}

rpm -bb SPECS/bcm5700.spec


rpmbuild -bb SPECS/bcm5700.spec (for RPM version 4.x.x)
So I do it and get:

[root@localhost RPM]# rpm -bb SPECS/bcm5700.spec
/usr/lib/rpm/rpmb: No such file or directory


[root@localhost RPM]# rpmbuild -bb SPECS/bcm5700.spec
bash: rpmbuild: command not found

Which means I can't do step 3, which is:

Install the newly built package (driver and man page):

rpm -ivh RPMS/i386/bcm5700-<version>.i386.rpm
Help. I'm stuck!
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