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Old 08-09-2003, 06:59 AM   #1
adhx087
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Question how to add DLINK NIC drivers


Welll have my RH9 set up and running except that my DLINK NIC
is not detected by RH9. However I have drivers on CD that will
support RH 9. The NIC is DFE-538TX
And yes... very much a newbie to linux hence my reason to ask the question how to I install it...
Document say to install to linux and compile. Well I don't even know where to start... I just don't want to goof up.

Thanks in advance,

ADHX
 
Old 08-09-2003, 02:14 PM   #2
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whats the file extension of the driver you have on cd?
 
Old 08-09-2003, 05:33 PM   #3
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the extension is ".c"
File name rtl8139.c
 
Old 08-09-2003, 07:08 PM   #4
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c extension is the c langage code. You have to compile it on your machine. Make sure that your floppy is in the drive and do this (these are instructions for redhat 7.0. I hope it works. rt8139.c is your driver replace it with your actual driver name. /usr/src/linux/include is where your linux kernel-source is. You need to install kernel-source beore u attempt to compile drivers:
cd floppy
cp rtl8139.c /root(or any temp directory)
cd /root
gcc -I /usr/src/linux/include -DMODULE -D__KERNEL__ -Wall -Wstrict-prototypes -O6 -c rtl8139.c `[ -f /usr/include/linux/modversions.h ] && echo -DMODVERSIONS`

[Enter]

insmod rtl8139.o
 
  


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