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Old 04-28-2004, 02:30 PM   #1
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Can't install drivers of a second NIC


I installed red hat linux 9.0 a day ago on a pc that i use as dedicated server. my first NIC (used for internet) was recognized without problems, my second NIC however is not, I have a floppy with linux drivers of the NIC but i don't know how to install them.

there are 3 files : makefile, r8169.c and a readme.

in the readme i read that the first step is compiling r8169.c using "makefile"
and that i have to assignt "NEW_INCLUDE_PATH" in makefile according to linux kernel.

I have no idea how to do this. i see what i think is a script when i open makefile but i don't know how to run it or use it in any way please help me
 
Old 04-28-2004, 02:33 PM   #2
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Find out where your Linux source lives
(commonly in /usr/src/linux)

Edit Makefile, add the variable you mentioned.

Makefiles aren't executable, they get
processed by
make

Just type make in the directory where Makefile and source live.



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Old 04-28-2004, 02:46 PM   #3
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thanks for your reply i edited makefile but I'm still a bit lost when it comes to the make part where exactly should I type it?
 
Old 04-28-2004, 02:46 PM   #4
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u can try dragging and dropping the files from ur floppy to ur home folder...or right click inside ur home folder create a new folder and drop them in there.

open a terminal window as root then
# cd /home/newfolder/ ( enter)
# make

or if there is a README file with install commands then go with that

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Old 04-28-2004, 02:54 PM   #5
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I may sound dumb but what's a terminal window?
 
Old 04-28-2004, 03:14 PM   #6
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Okay i found it, now I have an r8169.o file that i have to copy to
/lib/modules/<kernel>/kernel/drivers/net
but it says i can't put any files in that directory because of the file rights
 
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do a
su -
before you copy them ... only root has write access
to /lib and files/directories thereunder ...


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