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Old 09-12-2005, 10:25 AM   #1
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Redhat 8.0 and Realtek 8169S/8110S


hi,
firstly i must say it is old topic and there are some answers. but i am newbie(may be stupid above avarege of linux users)

i looked it too.
.redhat.com/archives/taroon-list/2005-February/msg00252.html
//search.luky.org/linux-users.a/msg02386.html
.linuxquestions.org/questions/showthread.php?s=&threadid=334303&highlight=REALTEK+8169+NIC+module+wont+compile

i have to use rh8.0. there are support necessity.

i assigned NEW_INCLUDE_PATH=-I /usr/src/2.4.18-14/include in Makefile(*/src/)
called make in */src/
but there are errors and aren't r8169.o file.

normally in /usr/src/ there are only redhat directory. i tried with normal and creating new linux-2.4.18-14/include directory in it.

"r8169_n.c: 363 : storage size of 'r8169_timer' isn't known.
r8169_n.c: 1877 : storage size of 'rtl8169_pci_driver' isn't known.
make[1] : [modules] ... Error 1
...
"
what can be the problem?

could you help me?

thanks.
 
Old 09-13-2005, 07:33 AM   #2
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I remember I had to use RH7 once while RH9 was out, because that was the version on the university machines.

i have to use rh8.0. there are support necessity.
If you can get support for RH8, then you are very lucky. As you know, this is very old now and many programs will not compile on it because of this.


i assigned NEW_INCLUDE_PATH=-I /usr/src/2.4.18-14/include in Makefile(*/src/)
called make in */src/
but there are errors and aren't r8169.o file.


Show me the output of uname -r and gcc --version Are you really using such an old kernel?
 
Old 09-15-2005, 07:30 AM   #3
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2.4.18-14

gcc (GCC) 3.2 20020903 (Red Hat Linux 8.0 3.2-7)
....2002...


i hope they will helpful.

thanks in advance
 
Old 09-16-2005, 08:48 PM   #4
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Exactly which package have you been trying to compile ... was it this one: linux2.4.x-8169s_160_0915.zip listed by network-drivers.com?

Otherwise make sure the driver is for your kernel.

Of course, you should at least have upgraded your kernel by now - at least to 2.4.22 ...
You should probably look at updating gcc and make and all your libraries as well.
 
Old 09-17-2005, 08:42 AM   #5
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i used "RTL8169s/8110s Linux kernel driver> Version: 2.3 Date:2004-08-09"

i downloaded linked (exactly old one) driver:linux2.4.x-8169s_160_0915.zip

i will try it Monday.

i think it will be.

updating gcc and kernel:
i am not sure. because i will use that pc for eda tool Mentor. Our version supports rh7.2-rh8

updating kernel and gcc can cause some problems. of course you are good one.

for example i install FC4 and there appeared some new errors.

thanks.
i will write result.
 
Old 09-20-2005, 06:00 PM   #6
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result is same.
first i tried version 2.3 and yesterday 1.6

problem may become only from me.

i don't know what i must do.
 
Old 09-21-2005, 12:31 AM   #7
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Well, your main problem is that you are using out of date technology.
You need to look for software which does what you want only newer (and probably better too.)

EDA (Electronic Design Automation?) Tools are available for a wide range of up-to-date linux's - linux is OS of choice for EDA.
So your best bet is to update your linux, and update the EDA tools you use as well.

If you like RH - the RHEL supports many such things. Suggesting they will work under Fedora too. (What error installing FC4?)

Otherwise, BSD and SuSE/Novell are big in that area too.
 
Old 09-21-2005, 09:44 AM   #8
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yes you are right.

in FC4 there are library errors. maybe expert one can solve them. but i am not.

we are using 2004 version tools. i am using them without errors in my laptop.

new hardware new errors.


we will upgrade tools with new versions soon.

thanks a lot.
 
Old 09-22-2005, 01:02 AM   #9
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Ah - you mean you have successfully installed FC4, but the errors involve getting the drivers compiled?

(If there are library errors compiling under FC4 - perhaps you have not installed the development libraries? If you have, then maybe they need updating # yum update or perhaps you need to install them - make a list and try yum install <library name>.)

Let us know how you get on.
 
  


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