Re: Support of Ethernet card Broadcom
thanks for infos about Broadcom being in non-free.
I tried the unofficial image you mentionned.
However got same problem : the Ethernet Broadcom card is not recognized.
I suppose it is not include in this unofficial netinst CD.
From there possible solutions looks like :
- does exist other unofficial image which included Broadcom drivers ?
- complete the installation using an official image (so without
network connection), and after manually install the Broadcom driver
(eg.via USB key). If this is possible how / where can iI grab the
Broadcom driver ? eg.via file module .ko or via a Debian package ?
- other solutions ?
Thanks for your attention.
Quoting Andrew McGlashan <email@example.com>:
Bruno Costacurta wrote:
I bought an Acer (model 4750) and tried to install on it Squeeze
image i386 CD-ROM.
During the network hardware detection the Ethernet card Broadcom
(model Netlink BCM57785) is not recognized (note : I identified
this model using an Ubuntu 11.04 live DVD).
I suppose it is simply not included in the Squeeze image i386 CD-Rom I used.
First off, Debian's position on non-free is here .
My questions is does Debian propose a package supporting Ethernet
card Broadcom BCM57785 ? If yes is there an image containing it
(eg. CD versus DVD images packages list) ?
Yes, try here  -- unofficial .... multi-arch covers 32 and 64
bit, so if you really only want the 32 bit version, choose the right