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Old 11-04-2004, 03:38 PM   #1
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Question Installation of the driver for PCMCIA net card LNA-100N under SuSE 9.1 Pro


Hello everybody!

At the present I configure SuSE 9.1 Pro on my notebook - IBM TP 600X. Everything went perfectly except the network card. I have a PCMCIA network card LNA-100N from "Billionton" (Asian company, located in Taiwan).

SuSE 9.1 doesn't recognize the card. So, I serached the web for drivers. Actually, I found a set of them. Unfortunatelly, not for SuSE, but for RedHat (6.2 / 7.0). There are compiled drivers as well as source code available.

My questions to the community are:
1) can I use those precompiled drivers from RedHat under SuSE?
2) if no, how can I add the drivers to my system? Should I recompile the kernel including those sources? Are there less "bloody" ways? :-)

Thanks in advance for your hints and your help!

Regards,
Andrey.

PS.
1) the card works OK under WinXP - I had to add a driver for this card, but it worked out;
2) my notebook recognizes other cards perfectly - today I tried it with one of my colleagues. We tried to put another card in slot "0". It was recognized, interface "eth0" was assigned and I could ping. (But my card didn't work... :-(( )

OK, thanks for help in advance.
 
Old 11-15-2004, 07:48 AM   #2
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Unhappy No ideas?

Hi!

Nobody can help me? Strange...

OK, let me put my question in other way. If I have a source code of the driver that was intended for RedHat, can I compile this code for SuSE?

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Old 11-16-2004, 09:23 AM   #3
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Yes, if you have the source code just recompile your kernel with it. There should be install instructions when you download the source code.
 
Old 11-16-2004, 11:27 AM   #4
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Thanx!

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Originally posted by StraitFaced
Yes, if you have the source code just recompile your kernel with it. There should be install instructions when you download the source code.
OK, thanx. Actually, I tried already to do it. But the directory trees for RedHat and SuSE are different, so i couldn't find the proper relation between RedHat instructions and "SuSE-based" installation.

BUt, anyway, thanks! Now I know that it will work!

Cheers,
A.
 
  


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