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Old 09-16-2003, 08:45 AM   #1
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Question Installing NIC driver

Hey i am having trouble installing my driver for my NIC card. Here is my motherboard link so any info you need on it will be here ( ) I am also running redhat 7.3 which is supported by the software. This is what the readme said to do.

1. Move the base driver tar file to the directory of your choice. For
example, use: /home/username/e100 or /usr/local/src/e100.

2. Untar/unzip the archive by entering the following, where <x.x.x> is the
version number for the driver tar:

tar xfz e100-<x.x.x>.tar.gz

3. Change to the driver src directory by entering the following, where
<x.x.x> is the version number for the driver tar:

cd e100-<x.x.x>/src/

4. Compile the driver module:

make install

The binary will be installed as:

For Linux 2.2.x systems:


For Linux 2.4.x systems:


The install locations listed above are the default locations. They may not
be correct for certain Linux distributions. For more information, see the
ldistrib.txt file included in the driver tar.

5. Install the module:

insmod e100 <parameter>=<value>

NOTE: If you are using Hot Plug, see the "Hot Plug" section below.

6. Assign an IP address to the interface by entering the following, where <x>
is interface number:

ifconfig eth<x> <IP_address>

7. Verify that the interface works. Enter the following, where <IP_address>
is the IP address for another machine on the same subnet as the interface
that is being tested:

ping <IP_address>

NOTE: In order to see link messages and other Intel driver information on
your console, you must set the dmesg level up to six. This can be done
by entering the following on the command line:

dmesg -n 6

If you wish to see all messages issued by the driver, including debug
messages, set the dmesg level to seven.

I Don't really understand that can someone help me. :-/ Please don't say go back to windows or some crap cuz i just want help.
Old 09-16-2003, 09:34 AM   #2
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Never seen anyone say go back to Windows around here.

If you do a google search with the three terms e100 rpm 7.3 you should see quite a few prebuilt e100.o modules for Redhat 7.3. If you can find one to match your kernel version, you can maybe just put it in the right place (you need to be root)


(maybe also (??) have to give it right permission with command 'chmod 755 <filename>')

Still as root, try 'insmod e100', followed by 'lsmod' to see if it is loaded.

Hopefully redhat provides some sort of network config tool you can use to make this module load automatically in future.

Disclaimer - not an RH user, so maybe I'm missing something obvious.


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