bcm4400... error in make

Markus Kolb ubuntu-ml at tower-net.de
Fri Sep 24 23:51:15 UTC 2004

On 24.09.2004 23:39, Fred Blaise schrieb:
> Hello all
> I just installed Ubuntu.. man, am I not impressed (when you have a network
> connection :)) This just rocks... synaptics touchpad automatically activated,
> nvidia driver installed auto.. niceness :)
> Only tick: I have a dell inspiron 5150, that requires me to have the bcm4400
> network card module to be able to get DHCP working. b44 module won't cut it...
> it seems to work for static IP though (im on now)
> lscpi -v
> -------------
> 0000:02:01.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401 100Base-T (rev

Hi Fred,

I have the Broadcom BCM 4401 on an Asus Mainboard and it works with the 
b44 module and dhcp. I don't think you have to compile a new module.
The Ubuntu installer didn't detect it with dhcp during installation.
So after installation you can/have to configure the network device in 
Computer menu -> System configuration -> Network.
Try this first before you go on with compiling.
I think it will be the same problem.


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