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Old 01-04-2004, 11:39 PM   #1
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Redhat 8.0 NIC Drivers


Hi everyone.
I am really in trouble. I am the newest newbie. I have just installed Redhat 8.0 and I need to know how to install my Network Card Driver. It is a Realtek RTL8169 Gigabit
I have the driver and I think I got 3 files with it a Readme which wasn't really much of a help and a "makefile" and a "r8169.c"

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Old 01-04-2004, 11:57 PM   #2
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Firstly you need the kernel sources and a C compiler(GCC), you can install them from your redhat CD, and make sure the kernel sources matches your current running kernel(if you ran up2date to update the kernel you need to update the sources as well).
Then you should be able to compile the driver by running "make" in the directory, a r8169.o will be generated and you can then copy it to /lib/modules/<kernel version>/kernel/drivers/net
run "/sbin/depmod -a"
put "alias eth0 r8169" in /etc/modules.conf (or eth1 if its the second NIC)
and modify the ifup scripts (or use the network configuration tool) to activate the device.
If it didnt compile for some reason, take another look at the readme or the Makefile, maybe there's some variables you have to modify yourself (like location of kernel sources etc)
 
Old 01-06-2004, 07:22 PM   #3
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This is what come up when I try and do the make command.

[root@localhost Brad]# make
make: *** No rule to make target `/usr/include/linux/version.h', needed by `r8169.o'. Stop.
 
Old 01-06-2004, 08:43 PM   #4
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Oki now I get a whole heap geberish and at the end it says this

make: *** [r8169.o] Error 1

Does it make any sence to any one?

Thanks Brad
 
Old 01-06-2004, 11:52 PM   #5
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open the Makefile and try changing /usr/src/linux-2.4.18-3 to /usr/src/linux
 
Old 01-07-2004, 12:55 AM   #6
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Tried that didn't make any diff.
But then I tried to find the folder linux-2.4.18-3 or linux but nothing was under /usr/src just a Folder called Redhat.

Any thoughts
 
Old 01-07-2004, 09:10 AM   #7
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you dont have the kernel sources installed, install them from your redhat CD
shoulld be under kernel development if you use the add/remove packages tool.
 
  


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