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Old 01-04-2004, 05:52 PM   #1
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NIC driver install issues w/ Slack 9.1


When you think about it, its not so much an issue as it is ignorance. I've downloaded some Realtek NIC drivers, and yes they are Linux compatible, as is the card. My one super-newb question is:

How does one install drivers consisting of a .c file, a makefile, and a .txt file named cardbus?

Im sitting next to the Slack box as we speak, awaiting your l33t help.

 
Old 01-04-2004, 06:00 PM   #2
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have you read the *.txt file? does it give any instructions? usually there is some kind of readme, howto, instruction file that comes w/the drivers.
 
Old 01-04-2004, 06:05 PM   #3
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You'd think it would, wouldn't ya? But no. Looked over the readme, all it is is linux stuff. Which, of course, is gibberish to me. For now, anyway.

I would like to mention that the name of the .c file is 8139too.c
 
Old 01-04-2004, 06:27 PM   #4
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the .c file is the module, or driver. post the contents of the readme. i may be able to help. i encountered this problem some time ago and believe you may have to edit the makefile.
 
Old 01-04-2004, 06:28 PM   #5
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Looks like all peoples advice is true. Just keep at it and you'll screw it up in root or get it to work. I did the latter. Yay! Thanks for all your help other threads!
 
Old 01-04-2004, 06:32 PM   #6
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so we got you fixed? a little confused by the last post.
 
Old 01-04-2004, 09:44 PM   #7
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Yes, I did fix it. So its all fine now, thanks for your views and replies, and sorry for the cryptic post.

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