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    Newbie needs help with Network Card - please!


    Hi

    I'm new to Linux and have been trying to install Mandrake 10 on my new Dell Dimension 8400. I haven't slept for 3 days

    My problem is my network card - Broadcom NetXtreme BCM5700.

    I have downloaded the drivers from the Broadcom site and tried to follow their instructions for installation. Whether I use the RPM method or the 'build the source yourself' method i seem to be encountering the same error msg:

    make -C SUBDIRS=/mnt/windows/linuxNetCard/bcm5700-7.3.5/src modules
    make: *** SUBDIRS=/mnt/windows/linuxNetCard/bcm5700-7.3.5/src: No such file or directory. Stop.
    make: *** [default] Error 2
    [root@localhost src]#

    I can see quite clearly that the directory ......../src does exist - and I am very confused. The error is similar when using the rpm method.

    I used the Mandrake download CD's to install

    Any help greatly appreciated - thanks

    Gary Barwick

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    try to move the file onto your home directory, might have more luck installing from linux partition

    cp </location/to/file /home/you>

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    Thanks for the suggestion. I tried moving the source and the rpm file into my home dir but I still get the same error message whichever method I try.

    Gary Barwick

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    how are you installing the rpm ?

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    Here is am extract from the Broadcom readme:



    1. Install the source RPM package:

    rpm -ivh bcm5700-<version>.src.rpm

    2. 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

    or

    rpmbuild -bb SPECS/bcm5700.spec (for RPM version 4.x.x)


    Step 1 works - Step 2 causes the problem.

    Thanks for the help

    Gary Barwick

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    to install a src rpm you first have to rebuild it to an rpm
    Code:
    rpm --rebuild <package.name.src.rpm>
    then install the new rpm
    Code:
    rpm -ivh <new.package.rpm>
    hope this helps
    if the 1st doesn't work try
    Code:
    rpmbuild --rebuild <package.name.src.rpm>

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    Thanks for the suggestion but I am still getting the same kind of error.

    The rpm command starts esecuting and the exits with the following error:

    ..
    ..
    ..
    ..
    make -C SUBDIRS=/usr/src/RPM/BUILD/bcm5700-7.3.5 modules
    mske: *** SUBDIRS=/usr/src/RPM/BUILD/bcm5700-7.3.5: No such file or directory.
    Stop.
    ..
    ..
    ..

    Any ideas?

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    Is your kernel source installed?

    Jeremy
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    "All The Dude ever wanted was his rug back" - The Dude

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    err - no!

    not unless it did it itself.

    Thanks for the pointer - I shall investigate. Not sure how to do this but I will have a go.

    Cheers

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    SUCCESS!



    Thanks guys!

    It was the missing kernel source.

    I am now writing this reply using Mozilla on my nice shiny gnome desktop.


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