Unofficial RPMS for Broadcom BCM4400 Linux Network Driver Version 2.0.2

Sun, 01 Jun 2003

Unofficial RPMS for Broadcom BCM4400 Linux Network Driver Version 2.0.2
I've updated the unofficial RPM packages of the Broadcom BCM4400 driver (a high-quality GPL Linux driver for the network card in the ASUS P4PE mother board, not shipped with Red Hat 9) for testing in a 2.4.20-8 kernel (the one shipped with Red Hat 9).

Binary RPMS

Source RPM

Distribution Support
Debian GNU/Linux (unstable) ship version 1.0.1 of the driver in the bcm4400 package, while Red Hat provide no support for it.
See Bug 194498 in Debian BTS and Bug 91558 in Red Hat's Bugzilla for details.

Posted at 22:20

Broadcom BCM4400 Linux Network Driver Version 2.0.2
Pavel Vondricka forwarded information from Michael Chan (Broadcom) about the new bcm4400 2.0.2 release.

From RELEASE.TXT:

v2.0.2 (April 28, 2003)
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   Fixes:
   ------
   1. Problem: (CQ #7621) "Flow_Control_Advertisement" and
               "Speed_Advertisement" have no initial values in /proc
               file

      Cause: Related varaibles not initialized before ifup.

      Change: Added LM_SetupPhy call in LM_GetAdapterInfo.

      Impact: none.

v2.0.1 (April 23, 2003)
=======================

   Fixes:
   ------
   1. Problem: (CQ #7421) "Part_Number" has no value in /proc file

      Cause: 4401 does not have VPD.

      Change: Removed "Part_Number" entry from /proc file

      Impact: Only /proc file.

   Enhancements:
   -------------
   1. Request: No warning when compiling the driver without kernel
               headers

      Change: Changed Makefile to print a warning when kernel header
              files are not found.

      Impact: None.

Posted at 21:29


Ole Aamot <ole>@<aamot.org>