DISTRIB.TXT Driver File Contents (AS5610_LANGiga.zip)

           Additional Installation Notes for Various Linux Distributions
                       Broadcom BCM5700 Linux Driver
                              Version 8.3.14

                          Broadcom Corporation
                          16215 Alton Parkway,
                          Irvine, CA 92619-7013

                Copyright (c) 2000-2005 Broadcom Corporation
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Table of Contents

  Enable Loadable Module Support on Turbolinux 10
  Remove tg3 Driver
  Edit /etc/modules.conf
  Patching PCI Files (Red Hat - Optional)
  Patching module-info Files (Red Hat - Optional)
  Network Installation (Red Hat)
  Message-"no version for "struct_module" found"


This file contains additional installation notes for the Broadcom NetXtreme
bcm5700 Linux driver that are specific to certain Linux distributions. General
installation notes are contained in README.TXT.


The current version of the driver has been tested on selected Linux
distributions for i386, ia64, and x86_64. Limited testing has also
been done on PPC64 systems. Testing is normally focused on the
following distributions:

   Red Hat 4.0 and 3.0AS
   SuSE 9


In order to compile your Broadcom NetXtreme Linux driver, you must first
have a properly compiled kernel source tree which matches your running
kernel.  You must also have a working C/C++ compiler and all the associated
dependencies installed before attempting to compile the driver.
On Red Hat distributions, if you have opted for a custom installation, you
need to select "Development Tools" and "Kernel Development" to install
the necessary tools and kernel source tree.
On Linux distributions, you must change the software packages
installed by default when presented with the Installation Settings.  Under
software selelction, select "Detailed Selection".  In this area ensure that
"C/C++ Compiler and Tools" is selected.  This should install the C/C++
compiler as well as the kernel-source files.
For further assistance, please review your Linux documentation. 
Enable Loadable Module Support on Turboilinux 10 

When attempting to compile the driver, the following message may be displayed:

   The present kernel configuration has modules disabled. Type 'make config'
   and enable loadable module support. Then build a kernel with module
   support enabled.

Do the following to enable loadable module support:

   cp /usr/src/configs/kernel-x.x.x-i586.config /usr/src/.config

Remove tg3 Driver
Many newer distributions and newer kernels may already contain and use the
tg3 driver by default for Broadcom BCM5700 series devices. While tg3 is a fully
functioning driver written by Red Hat, Broadcom recommends users to use
the bcm5700 driver written and tested by Broadcom.
1. Use ifconfig to bring down all interfaces used by tg3, then use `rmmod` to
   remove the module if loaded.  The following assumes eth0 and eth1 are both
   Broadcom devices using the tg3 driver.

   ifconfig eth0 down
   ifconfig eth1 down
   rmmod tg3
2. Now it may be necessary to manually edit your /etc/modules.conf file to
   allow the bcm5700 driver to load at boot time instead of the tg3 driver.  See

Edit /etc/modules.conf
If there is an alias entry in your /etc/modules.conf file referencing the
tg3 driver, make sure that you replace tg3 with bcm5700.  Otherwise, add the
entry below if necessary.

alias eth0 bcm5700

Patching PCI Files (Red Hat - Optional)

To use the Red Hat kudzu hardware detection utility, and to list the
BCM5700 series devices by name using lspci, a script has been included
in the bcm_sup-<version>.tar.gz package.
The /bin/bash script to update the Red Hat PCI device list and patch
files for the latest kernels by running this script. 

For example, on Red Hat 3 i386, apply the script in the following way:


Run kudzu:


Network Installation (Red Hat)

For network installations through NFS, FTP, or HTTP (using a network boot disk
or PXE), a driver diskette that contains the bcm5700 driver is needed.  The
driver diskette images for the most recent Red Hat versions are included. Boot
drivers for other Linux versions can be compiled by modifying the Makefile and
the make environment. Further information is available from Red Hat's website.

To create the driver diskette, select the appropriate image file, gunzip it,
and do the following:

dd if=dd.img of=/dev/fd0H1440.

Message -"no version for "struct_module" found"
If you see this message, bring the kernel version.h file up to date by 
executing the following command, then remake the bcm5700 module.

(cd /usr/src/linux; make include/linux/version.h)

'rpm -e' does not uninstall the bcm5700 module
On some linux installations, the bcm5700 module comes as part of the kernel
package.  In these cases, the administrator will have to install a newer
version of the module by using the --force flag.  While this flag does
allow the newer version module to be installed, it does not change the
ownership of the file to the newer package.  Consequently, the 'rpm -e'
command will not remove the file, since it is not associated with that
Download Driver Pack

How To Update Drivers Manually

After your driver has been downloaded, follow these simple steps to install it.

  • Expand the archive file (if the download file is in zip or rar format).

  • If the expanded file has an .exe extension, double click it and follow the installation instructions.

  • Otherwise, open Device Manager by right-clicking the Start menu and selecting Device Manager.

  • Find the device and model you want to update in the device list.

  • Double-click on it to open the Properties dialog box.

  • From the Properties dialog box, select the Driver tab.

  • Click the Update Driver button, then follow the instructions.

Very important: You must reboot your system to ensure that any driver updates have taken effect.

For more help, visit our Driver Support section for step-by-step videos on how to install drivers for every file type.

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