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Old 05-14-2004, 09:45 PM   #1
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Backport e1000 driver

Can someone help me with this? I'm a kernel newbie.

I have to run linux-2.4.19 because the hdlc routines since 2.4.20 are broken.

I need to change to a Dell 400sc server which has an on-board Intel PRO/1000 NIC card. linux-2.4.20 has the e1000 driver for this NIC, but 2.4.19 does not.

How do I back-port this driver to 2.4.19?

Thanks for your help!
Old 05-14-2004, 11:26 PM   #2
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You can download the out-of-kernel tree driver sources from Intel, e.g

If you can't upgrad ethe kernel, that is probably the best.

Hope it helps,


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