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I've just bought a mini PC that I'm going to learn Linux on. I'm using Slackware 10 (non negotiable) and have, at last, managed to get it installed without any errors. The PC is fully Linux compatable and has been supplied with drivers for the NIC. Despite reading everything supplied, I have only managed to get the supplied driver file decompressed into /usr/src and then I'm stuck. I've posted the driver file at www.sulsado.org/linux for you to look at. My Linux knowledge is very very basic so feel free to treat me like an idiot.
I need to learn linux from the command line. I'm a system administrator and will be performing maintenance on the linux box remotely, so I'm trying to stay away from GUIs as much as possible. There's no point in making it easy for myself if I can't have it when the sh#t hits the fan.
Well I'm making some progess. I now have it compiles and installed to some extent. When I type 'insmod ians' though I get a warning that the kernel was compiled with a gcc version 3, whilst my module was compiled with gcc version 2. Everything on this system has come from the same Slackware disk. Any ideas what's going on?
Distribution: Slackware, Windows, FreeBSD, OpenBSD, Mac OS X
I had the same problem with a sound card some time ago, for the life of me I can't recall how exactly I solved it. I seem to remember something about editing the make file, and using insmod -f, but I will not reccomend that in this case.
Doing some research on the module your trying to compile does shed a little light. The last driver release was in 2002. This leads me to believe that possibly there is already support for the device in the current kernel, or there is a newer driver available.
With all that said, could you please post the output of the following commands?
That's it. I thought my previous posted message was because my 'make' file was too old. I had a look on the web and found version 3.8. It's a nightmare to install (well for me anyway), but that's my problem at the moment. Does anything stand out in the file outputs above? Looks like everything but ethernet in the second one.