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Old 04-20-2012, 07:31 AM   #1
Ozanga
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Question How install driver r8168-8.029.00 under Open Suse 11.4 Linux 2.4 ?


After downloading driver, i found a way how to install but not for Open Suse:
tar jxvf r8168-8.029.00.tar.bz2 accepted,open the folder
Enter root code accepted
sudo mv r8168-8.029.00 / rdc / src system say :"src" is not a repertory"

So i need help to know the way
 
Old 04-20-2012, 07:54 AM   #2
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After downloading driver, i found a way how to install but not for Open Suse:
tar jxvf r8168-8.029.00.tar.bz2 accepted,open the folder
Enter root code accepted
sudo mv r8168-8.029.00 / rdc / src system say :"src" is not a repertory"

So i need help to know the way
You would probably have to build and load the kernel module from that package yourself. So you should read up on compiling kernel modules or I would suggest rather to try out using tumbleweed repositories. Many people have reported success using tumbleweed and your NIC

See http://www.quites.com.br/2011/04/rea...on-opensuse-2/
 
Old 04-21-2012, 03:50 AM   #3
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Thanks a lot, but before built the kernel module, i need to uninstall the driver install, which doesn't function. How to proceed ?
 
Old 04-21-2012, 08:56 AM   #4
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It is a kernel module, windows uses drivers. If you use tumbleweed and install a pacakge it should automatically overwrite the current module, you shouldn't worry. If it doesn't it will still detect it and uninstall it if it causes conflicts. The package manager will handle all those things for you.

If you are impatient

Code:
#lsmod
Code:
modprobe -r module_to_remove
But for now common mate. Kernel modules is basic, if you don't know how to do those things just google it. Not only does it save time for others having to type, you will get the solutions much faster.

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Old 04-22-2012, 09:45 AM   #5
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ericson 007

Thanks for the command lines, but it doesn't play. I open my laptop in failsafe mode,(if not it refuse the command)but in this mode I need to use english caracters, and now begin the problems. I am francophone, i use a french laptop, and i can't find how to read "_". Amazing, no ? Not really !
 
Old 04-25-2012, 04:42 AM   #6
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ericson 007

Thanks for the command lines, but it doesn't play. I open my laptop in failsafe mode,(if not it refuse the command)but in this mode I need to use english caracters, and now begin the problems. I am francophone, i use a french laptop, and i can't find how to read "_". Amazing, no ? Not really !
you don't need "_" where you see module_to_remove type the name of what you call the driver.

for further help type

#man modprobe

it will tell you how to use it if not use google... there are many examples.
 
Old 04-25-2012, 08:43 AM   #7
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Thanks a lot, Ericson
In the meantine, the really good book "Linux command line" written by William E. Shotts, Jr. reveal my error.
I'm learning with it, your advice, and others of LQ forum, and i hope to success ! But i'm really tired of that, it's like to learn a new language. Patience...
Jacques
 
  


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