Additional Installation Notes for Various Linux Distributions Broadcom BCM4400 Linux Driver Version 3.0.8 7/30/2004 Broadcom Corporation 16215 Alton Parkway, Irvine, CA 92619-7013 Copyright (c) 2000-2004 Broadcom Corporation All rights reserved Table of Contents ================= Introduction Limitations Prerequisites Prepare Kernel Source Tree (United Linux 1.0 Distributions) Introduction ============ 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. Limitations =========== The current version of the driver has been tested on the following Linux distributions: 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 Prerequisites ============= 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
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.
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