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Old 11-11-2011, 01:40 PM   #1
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RHEL 5 - How do I install a Network Driver after I untar it?


Ok I've downloaded the Intell Network Card Driver and Untar the .gz file. The readme file said I have to compile the driver module and next do a make install. How do I compile the driver module?

Please help,
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Old 11-11-2011, 01:43 PM   #2
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Usually it's something along the lines of:

Code:
./configure
make
su
make install
Does it not describe the process in the README or INSTALL files?
 
Old 11-11-2011, 02:09 PM   #3
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seeing as RHEL5 is not free and you MUST buy a license and support contract
Have you asked red hat about your network card ?
normally there is NO NEED to build a "driver"

https://www.redhat.com/support/

also for a "driver" you will need to do more than just
Code:
 
./configure && make 
su 
make install
you will need a bunch of code to built that
most should be installed from
Code:
su -
yum groupinstall "Development Tools" "Development Libraries" 
yum install kernel-devel
 
Old 11-11-2011, 03:53 PM   #4
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Smile Yea it worked.

all the tips provided help and it worked. The card is now working. A million thanks,

Johnny Mac
 
  


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