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Old 10-26-2004, 11:39 AM   #1
permanooB
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rpmbuild for driver tarball?


[Moderators: This may be more appropriate in RedHat distro.]

Hey everybody,

I'm trying to figure out how to install the driver for my ethernet controller. I've been reading up on insmod, modprobe, the kernel, LKMs and all that jazz from tldp.org. I just wanted to see if the 'rpmbuild' way of doing it might take care of some of the more advanced stuff I'm not quite ready for yet.

The kernel needs the driver in order for the ethernet controller to work (intel e1000 series). Does doing an rpm build of the driver tarball make an installation such that the modifications are (basically) permanent (ie- each time I boot up the computer, my ethernet will work)?

Any tips on this would be greatly appreciated!
 
Old 10-26-2004, 03:02 PM   #2
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you need to enable a kernel module to run the e1000 NIC
research that direction
 
  


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