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Old 05-08-2003, 08:42 AM   #1
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Question stupid question, installing drivers


how do i install drivers in mandrake 9

i need to install a netgear network card, i have the drivers on the cd that came with it (yes linux drivers), but i dont know how to install the drivers

Thanks in advance
 
Old 05-08-2003, 09:03 AM   #2
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Smile

I dont use mandrake. But in most Linux distributions you simply edit your
/etc/rc.d/rc.modules
file and uncomment your hardware modules here example:

#Sound card chipset es1371 driver
#/sbin/modprobe es1371

you should uncomment line witch #:

#Sound card chipset es1371 driver
/sbin/modprobe es1371

Take care ! Dont use Xwindow if you are begginer !
Try to make all your task in text console and you gain VERY MUCH
expirence in short time
 
Old 05-08-2003, 10:19 AM   #3
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Should have a modules.conf file in /etc you can edit. Belial gave instructions on how to setup modules for a sound card in Slack.

What kind of netgear nic is this? A model or chipset and we should be able to tell you what module it uses? Was this card in your system when you installed Mandrake or are you adding it after Mandrake is already installed? If you installed and card was in system, Mandrake should have detected it as most Netgears are supported.

Let us know!
 
Old 05-08-2003, 10:44 AM   #4
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fa311 / fa312 / fa330, im not sure which one i have but thats what the installation manual says (i threw away the box), but i do have linux drivers for all of them that came with it on the cd

i just need to know how to install them, i dont care if i have to try all three, that doesnt matter, as long as it works in the end

thanks for putting up with me (and my un-detailed retard questions) ive only been using linux for 1 whole day now im just trying to get used to it, its alot different from windoze
 
Old 05-08-2003, 10:55 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally posted by trickykid
If you installed and card was in system, Mandrake should have detected it as most Netgears are supported.

Let us know!
yes the card was installed when i installed mandrake
i dont know if it was detected correctly, eth0 doesnt initialize

during the boot, when it says "initializing eth0" or something like that, it will hang there for a while and then it says it failed and contiues to load mandrake

i think my network card not working has something to do with that, i just assumed it was the driver doing it
 
Old 05-09-2003, 09:35 AM   #6
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anybody?????

i need to get my computer working
 
Old 05-09-2003, 11:06 AM   #7
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I have the same problem. i'm running Red Hat, though, the install instructions i had for my card said to edit etc/pcmcia/config with
card "cardname-number"
version " ", "PCMCIA-Network Card"
bind "pcnet_cs"
....which i did, but i dunt think my drivers are installed properly or somethin, cause yeah, when i boot it does the same "initializing eth0" and then fails....

X-Treme Newbie...That's me
 
Old 05-09-2003, 11:35 AM   #8
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I get the same 'etho failed' during boot. I assumed it was my ethernet card. I had trouble connecting to the internet until I created a different network connection.

Am I correct in thinking the 'etho' has to do with the network card?


Newbie for a day!
 
Old 05-09-2003, 07:42 PM   #9
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IT WORKS...

Hey, i honestly am not 100% sure what i did that it worked this time but i will just go through the steps...lol...
i went back and checked the /etc/modules.cnf file and changed the
alias eth0 belkin_old
to
alias eth0 pcnet_cs
and its been working ever since! :-) yeah... of course now i'm fighting with SAMBA trying to get my linux machine to network with my XP but that's for another message board lol
 
Old 05-09-2003, 11:38 PM   #10
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Hey Tom, any progress? I checked out netgear site and they have code for redhat up to 7.2
I believe I'd be able to tell you what to do if you tell us what format these drivers are on the netgear CD (is it .c, .o and makefile files, or maybe there is a tarball - .tar.gz or .tgz), and tell me what version of kernel is on Mandrake 9.0 - I am not up to par with Mandrake kernel versioning scheme)
 
Old 05-10-2003, 09:16 AM   #11
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i reinstalled mandrake and it detected the network card right that time, i have no idea what i did differently, but it works so im not gonna complain
 
  


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