DISTRIB.TXT Driver File Contents (BCM4401_NP01.zip)

           Additional Installation Notes for Various Linux Distributions
                       Broadcom BCM4400 Linux Driver
                              Version 3.0.8

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

                Copyright (c) 2000-2004 Broadcom Corporation
                           All rights reserved

Table of Contents

  Prepare Kernel Source Tree (United Linux 1.0 Distributions)


This file contains additional installation notes for the Broadcom bcm4400
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 the following Linux

Distributions for i386:

   Red Hat 8.0, 9.0 and 2.1AS
   UnitedLinux 1.0 based distributions (UnitedLinux 1.0, SuSE SLES8, 8.1,
      and SCO 4.0)
   UnitedLinux 1.0 SP1
   Mandrake 9.0


In order to compile your Broadcom 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 United Linux based 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. 
Prepare Kernel Source Tree (United Linux 1.0 Distributions)
The following instructions pertain only to United Linux 1.0 based
distributions (SuSE SLES8, SuSE 8.x, SCO4.0, etc.)  These steps are not
needed for Red Hat, Mandrake and other similar distributions.
1. Prepare the kernel source tree.  These steps are necessary in order to
   compile a driver that will match your running kernel.
   cd /usr/src/linux-<kernel_version>.SuSE
   cp /boot/vmlinuz.config .config
   cp /boot/vmlinuz.version.h include/linux/version.h
   cp /boot/vmlinuz.autoconf.h include/linux/autoconf.h
   make oldconfig
   make dep

2. Now build and install the Broadcom Linux driver using either the rpm or
   tar archive installation files. The procedures are found in README.TXT.

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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