Originally posted by Deschain
I have the driver for the card, kinda unsure about how to add it though. The instructions make little since to me.
This is the readme that came with the drivers.
Also, I'm running in the GUI. I'm also directly connected to the modem, no router.
One more thing, is the host name the name for my machine?
And now it's back to linux.....
Okay, you know the name of your driver: rtl8150.o
This is most likely already on you system as it's a fairly common driver (from what I have seen in the past). If you're in the GUI, you need to open up a terminal so you can get to a command line. You also need to su - to root, so when you open your terminal, type:
It will prompt you for a password, so enter your root password (you won't see anything as you type it in). Now, you can just type in:
To see if it worked, type lsmod
. If you see it in your list, then you're good. Now, type in netconfig
and follow the steps like I mentioned before.
However, if rtl8150.o is NOT on your system already, you will need to follow the instructions of the README. You need to substitute the part about "linux-2.4.0" with the correct kernel of your system. If I'm not mistaken, you can change the Step 1 portion to:
gcc -DMODULE -D__KERNEL__ -c rtl8150.c -I/usr/src/`uname -r`/include/
to use the correct kernel if you don't know for sure what it is. If I am wrong, someone please correct me. Hope this helps.
Oh yeah, the hostname thing...It depends on what you're talking about. The hostname could be your ISP's DNS or it could be what you want to call your computer. If you run "netconfig", it will ask you for a host name for your machine. Call it whatever you want. Mine's frankenstein because it's a pc I built from various spare parts.
EDIT: Just read your edit. Were you trying as root? If not, follow the su - instructions above. If so, try doing
because it may not be in your path. HTH.