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Hey all! I am trying to get my linksys 100TX NIC working.. I got the linux drivers, installed the GCC package, and all the other stuff to keep the dependancys happy. the drivers came with a "makefile". the instructions say type "make" and things should happen. I type "make" and things do happen.. BASH error.. There used to be a command that you could use in front of the command to get things to work.. When I try to use the gcc string, it comes back with fifty million errors.. anything I should try?
I never, ever, not once, got the tulip drivers to compile on RH 7.0. I think it was because the compiler is the buggy gcc-3.0. If you can find an RPM for gcc-2.95, for the love of Pete, use that!
er, a little hindbrain seeing that Tricky and I posted at the same time... again.
Yeah, what Trickykid said. The pre-compiled module probably isn't working because Linksys has this thing with tweaking aspects of the AMDcomet chipset every ten minutes or something, whcih causes, or caused, Jeff Garzik does Tulip now I think, Donald Becker (the former linux driver maintainer) to have to change the code around monthly in order to keep up to date with Linksys oddities. And this comes from a company that claims Linux support on the box!
so if I find an older verson of gcc, it will work? I can't remember if I got this one to compile with redhat.. When I first started playing with linux, I used mandrake. The driver did compile with mandrake 7.1.. the tulip driver that is provided dosn't work (to the best of my knowledge..)
Dude, hate to break it to you, but you've got the source. In order to compile the source... you'll need a working compiler. Unfortunately you have a non-working bug-ridden mistake that Stallman and the rest of the Gnu folks are still not apologising for. Bastards. Catch-22.
Grab the RPM for a RedHat version ahead or behind. Or... the Mandrake RPM. If it doesn't work, it won't even unpack so no worries about making a mess. Just make sure its something around the 2.9x series, with 2.95 I think being optimal.
I got the GCC 2.9.something.RPM. Got that onto my linuxbox, found out there was a dependancey that it needed. Compiled one of my drivers (somehow) ahd tried the tulip.c driver.. Wouldn't do it.. The "make" command still dosn't work... It says bash: make: (command not found). There is a file called "makefile" in the directory.. What is this? I will try getting a different verson of the drivers and try them.. I am puzzled..
The compile command is what you need to try, I've never had that driver work with that dinky ancient makefile.
If you don't want to look it up again, it should be at the end of the tulip.c source code. To see it:
Make sure you have kern_compat.h (or something like that) in the same directory with the source. Also, make sure the new (old) version of gcc is actually on there. This will tell you the current version running: