Can someone please help I have been stuck for days.

Marc Schwartz MSchwartz at
Thu Nov 11 22:47:51 UTC 2004

On Thu, 2004-11-11 at 16:01 -0500, Mathew S. Nowend wrote:
> I should have mentioned also that I am trying to install FC3 (which I
> get the eth0 lock up) and or  FC2 (which I get themodprobe: Fatal
> Error: Error inserting floppy
> c/lib/modules/2.6.5-1.358/kernel/drivers/block/floppy.ko:No such
> device). The hardware that I am trying to install this on is a Dell
> Inspiron 8600 Pentium M 1.8ghz 2 gigs of RAM 60 gig hd (with xp
> partition) broadcom 10/100 NIC broadcom 56k modem sgimatel audio
> cdrw/dvd  combo drive and a modular floppy that can also be used by
> USB cable  I have a nvidia gforce fx go5200 64 meg video card and a
> 15.4 wuxga screen. Due to the lack of ports on my laptop I am plugged
> into a port replicator and I have tried both installs with and without
> being plugged into the port replicator.  Hope this information is
> helpful.
> Thanks
> Mathew


Which Broadcom NIC is it?  If it is the BCM44XX series, there is a known
kernel related bug and a fix available at:

I have a Dell Inspiron 5150 and this was a problem under FC2 and now FC3
as well, since the kernel patch has not yet been included upstream.

Using lspci in a console, see what information it prints out for your
NIC. For me, it is:

02:01.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401 100Base-T (rev

If this fits your hardware, use the kernel module patch that Pekka has
listed in comment #66 on the above web page.


Marc Schwartz

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