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Old 10-24-2008, 06:51 AM   #1
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Compiling Driver for R8101 Realtek Network Card (Debian)

Alright so I have one of those dreaded motherboards where it loads the 8139 driver instead of the correct 8101 (which isn't included in the distro).

So, I downloaded the drivers, and tried to follow the instructions. I am getting this on the first step:

VoiceRecorder:/usr/src/r8101-1.010.00# make install
make -C src/ install
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/r8101-1.010.00/src'
install -m 744 -c r8101.ko /lib/modules/
install: cannot stat `r8101.ko': No such file or directory
make[1]: *** [install] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/r8101-1.010.00/src'
make: *** [install] Error 2

From what I can tell i'm either missing a module, or something else somewhere to do with the compiler, or i'm doing something completely wrong (as this is only day 3 dealing with Linux).

Any help here would be greatly appreciated.

I am running Debian from a Netinst CD and have just upgraded to kernel version

Thanks in advance;
Old 10-24-2008, 11:18 PM   #2
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Well...I found out how to solve this by accident. You have to type 'Make' first, before make install.

Wow. Really simple. Suppose I wont forget that.


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