HP Pavillion ze4600 laptop that came with M$ XP Home that I thought was the devil. I just downloaded and installed Debain Linux bf2.?
The network card I have isn't on the driver list built into Debian. I went to the manufacturer's website on my other computer and found they had a linux version. I burned it and put it on my laptop. There's three files with the drivers name and .o, .h, .c extentions along with a makefile thing. I read the instructions and I tried "make", with root login, first, it gave a bunch of errors. I tried insmod for .o file and it said it cannot read ELF header. Is this just a kernel incompatibility?
- In Short:
How do I install a network card manually?
I've read about other people doing it with slightly older version laptops but the same network card.
The network chip is a "National Semiconductor Corporation DP83815", just compile that into the kernel and it works a treat.
He made it sound easy... "just compile it into the kernel". Compile and kernel don't mix; I'm still in the "error in kernal32.dll" windows mindset.
pcmcia-cs is installed and cardmgr is running. I have no clue what they do, but apparently it's important, and they're doing it on startup.
Thanks for the help in advance,