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Old 11-28-2004, 07:00 PM   #1
samfrog88
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drivers from knoppix to suse


Hello
I spent months searching for drivers for linux for my integrated sound and ethernet. I thought it was impossible. Then I tried knoppix, and, being a liveCD, it configured my ethernet and sound automatically on startup. I want to use suse, but it does not auto-configure my drivers, and as I cannot find the drivers for download (even called the company), I am stuck. I have copied what I think are the drivers from the knoppix installation, but I probably screwed something up. If somebody could help me in importing the drivers from knoppix to suse professional (current version), i would greatly appreciate it. if you dont want to reply to this post, you can email me at tisbury.lane@gmail.com.

thanks

sam
 
Old 11-29-2004, 12:48 AM   #2
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While in knoppix do both

lsmod
uname -a

in a shell and post the results ...
Knowing your version of SuSE would help, too ;)




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Old 11-29-2004, 02:11 AM   #3
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Linux drivers no universal

First step would be to do as tinkster says. But I don't think your going to be able to just move the drives from one distro to another. It might actually work (just maybe), but thats a bad idea. Your really going to wont drivers comiled for your system. Its not really that hard to compile them actually, but ill do my best to address that later, for now just follow tinkster's instruction.
 
Old 11-29-2004, 10:07 PM   #4
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knoppix is version 3.6 (current)

suse prof is version 9.2


compile my own drivers? im intrigued..
 
Old 11-29-2004, 10:51 PM   #5
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Well ... knoppix' drivers are just part of the "normal"
linux kernel ... I know that SuSE adds drivers to it,
I'd be surprised if they stripped any. The thing may
be that knoppix' kudzu is just better at picking the
right ones than SuSE's tool...

If you can find out which modules knoppix has
loaded (i.e., just run lsmod) you can most likely
even just load them, without compiling. If they
aren't built it's a reasonably straight forward thing
to just recompile the kernel with the proper options
enabled ...


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