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Old 06-04-2007, 11:22 AM   #1
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Unable to add driver of NIC card


I am trying to install NIC card and when I open the readme.txt file of this card it say to "Compile the driver source files and it will generate sc92031.o"
but when I try to compile the source code nothing happens.

Syntax that I am using to compile is
gcc sc92031.o and then press enter key

it show that it is compiling the file when when I do the ls it does not say any file with the extension of .o
I have also tried to run 'make install' command but nothing happens

Please help

Old 06-05-2007, 05:51 AM   #2
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The source code should be in a file with a .c extension, not .o. You may also need to use gcc's -c option (which is for compile but don't link), i.e. "gcc -c sc92031.c". Post any error messages you get.
Old 06-05-2007, 08:24 AM   #3
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You should start with make, then make install.

It should also require kernel sources to be installed..
Which distro are you using?

Does it also have a file INSTALL ?
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It would be very helpful if you would post your distro, version and 32bit/64bit. On hardware related problems, you might have better luck if you post the hardware you are talking about (in this case the nic in question). A lot of the hardware has been seen by other users and they may know of easier/better solutions.

Good Luck


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