[plug] HP/Compaq NX5000 Broadcom BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX NIC problem

Lucas van Staden lvs at dedmeet.com
Tue Oct 21 16:13:27 WST 2008

Hi Bret

Had a look at the file you downloaded.

It is a normal zip file, which in turn contains other archives (.rpm and 
a .tar.gz)
It also contains a README.txt which explains what you need to do.

So, to get going use unzip to extract the downloaded file, and then use 
your favourite text reader to read the README file

If you do this via a console, then:

$> unzip linux-1.00g.zip
$> cd linux
$> less README.txt


Bret Busby wrote:
> Hello.
> After some searching on the Internet, I found a web page at 
> http://downgra.de/x20/ , which showed that that author apparently got 
> the NIC operational, by using the manufacturer's driver.
> So, after a bit if searching, I found a web page apparently for the 
> NIC driver, at http://www.broadcom.com/support/ethernet_nic/4401.php , 
> from which I downloaded the Linux(i386) driver, which I think is a 
> g.zip file.
> What do I need to do, to install it and get it going, so that I can 
> continuously operate the network card?
> Thanks in anticipation.
> -- 
> Bret Busby
> Armadale
> West Australia
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