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Hi to everyone ! I am having trouble having a Broadcom 5700 Ethernet card reckognized by my System: RedHat 7.2 with an updated kernel (2.4.20-21). With the original kernel (2.4.7-10), the card was not being reckognized at all, and the dowloaded drivers wouldn't even compile all right. With the new kernel, bcm5700 did compile all right. 'Insmod bcm5700' seems to work all right. However, I can't make any useful purpose of what I get. If I type 'ifconfig eth0 137.121.26.63 netmask 255.255.255.0 up' and then: 'ping 137.121.26.63', I get a ping result, every second or so. However, I can't connect ...

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    Default Ethernet-Howto and Networking-Howto, etc...

    Hi to everyone !

    I am having trouble having a Broadcom 5700 Ethernet card reckognized by my
    System: RedHat 7.2 with an updated kernel (2.4.20-21). With the original
    kernel (2.4.7-10), the card was not being reckognized at all, and the
    dowloaded drivers wouldn't even compile all right.

    With the new kernel, bcm5700 did compile all right. 'Insmod bcm5700' seems
    to work all right. However, I can't make any useful purpose of what I get.
    If I type 'ifconfig eth0 137.121.26.63 netmask 255.255.255.0 up' and then:
    'ping 137.121.26.63', I get a ping result, every second or so. However, I
    can't connect to the local intranet of the Company or anything else. Using
    GNOME, the configuration tools tells me that my ethernet card is not being
    initialized. It is supposed to be connected to IRQ 20, while the GNOME
    Ethernet tool does not allow any IRQ higher than 15. However, the system
    has worked once, one time only amongst a countless number of trials. Once,
    I had done something which I can't remember very accurately: I had
    uninstalled this and that, and re-installed part of it... and then, after
    a shutdown and reboot, Linux did reckognized a new hardware, as usually
    does MSWIN. Then I replied to a few questions, and the system was able to
    connect to the local network... not to Internet though (may be my DNS was
    not correctly set then). However, this no longer works, and I don't know
    what to do. I have tried to download and read a Ethernet Howto as well as
    a Network Howto, but the versions I got dated back to 1998 and referred to
    kernels up to 2.2... The files and paths are not the same in my distro,
    and most likely others things have changed too.

    Could someone give me a link where I could find up-to-date howtos, or,
    better yet, could someone tell me of his/her experience in installing and
    testing ethernet cards on a system like mine ?

    Thanks in advance for any input.


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    Bernard DEBREIL

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    On Fri, 28 Nov 2003 00:16:09 +0100, Bernard DEBREIL <fr> wrote:
     

    .... makes sense - most boxes (ibm compat) have cascaded
    8259's to give you IRQ0-15 (and line 2 is used to cascade
    to the second 8259)

    .... http://www.tldp.org/
    ..
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    \\\ and author: "Inside Linux", "C++ HowTo", "C++ Unleashed" ///
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    Hi,

    This may or may not be helpful, but there's an excellent page that covers,
    among other things, the Broadcom 5700-series Ethernet card and its drivers.
    I got mine working using the advice from this page, so you may be lucky. The
    page is aimed at Dell Latitude D800 laptop users, so there's a load of stuff
    you're probably not interested in, but the Ethernet stuff should help.

    http://www.mikehardy.net/linux_latitude_d800/

    Cheers,

    D.

    "Bernard DEBREIL" <fr> wrote in message
    news:fr... 


    David Guest

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    On Fri, 28 Nov 2003 16:40:59 +0100, David Cartwright wrote:
     


    Thanks for this info.



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    Bernard DEBREIL

    Bernard Guest

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