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Re: Kernel Source - Broadcom BCM4400x

On Fri, 2004-01-09 at 03:47, Yannick Brosseau wrote:
> Eric Heldreth wrote:
> > I have recently switched from RH to Debian on my
> > Inspiron 5100. I need the kernel source so I can build
> > my network drivers. I downloaded the kernel source and
> > header .deb files for the kernel that came with debian
> > from ftp.debian.org at a friends house and put them on
> The module for the broadcom BCM4400 is included directly in the kernel 
> since 2.4.22. You have it directly if you install the .deb of the kernel 
> 2.4.23. (The module in 2.4.22 has an annoying bug.)
> The module name is b44.

I have recently received a heap of Dells for which the 2.4.x series b44
module does not work.  The module in 2.6.x works OK for these, but to
get those systems going with 2.4 I had to:

apt-get install bcm4400-source
cd /usr/src
tar xvfz bcm4400.tar.gz
cd linux-2.4.24
make-kpkg --config=menuconfig kernel_image modules_image

which will build two .deb files in /usr/src/ for the kernel image and
the bmc4400 module respectively.

For those who aren't familiar with it, make-kpkg is in the
"kernel-package" package, and is highly recommended.  You'll need the
libncurses5-dev package for menuconfig to work too.

> Yannick ;-)
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