Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 02-04-2004, 02:43 AM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Feb 2004
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: 0
Unhappy Install Drivers

Can anyone tell me where i can find tutorials concerning to drivers installation in red hat 9, i need to learn how to install my hardware on red hat , i have RH9 and i dont have internet nor sound, but i have the drivers for the sound card, and im pretty sure i can find something for my ethernet card 'cause is a 3com. But im thinking that if i start with the sound card, it would be more easy with the ethernet card. Thx

Old 02-04-2004, 03:11 AM   #2
LQ Newbie
Registered: Feb 2004
Distribution: Red Hat
Posts: 20

Rep: Reputation: 0

Well I think the first place to go is to check if your hardware is supported or not. If it is supported by RH9 then most probably it will be detected at boot time or you can start the "kudzu" manually from a terminal window to start detecting the new hardware. If it couldn't detect then you need to install the driver manually. In this case if your driver is in source code you have to compile it yourself "gcc yourfilename.c -o yourfilename.exe".
If there were not any errors then you can execute it and install the driver. If your driver is an rpm package then you can type:
rpm -ivv yourpackage.rpm so it will install it.
If your hardware is not supported at all then you should prepare yourself for some headaches. May be you have to make the device files necessary for the hardware yourself(mknod ...) and set the IRQ,I/O Addresses and etc.

Hope it would be useful.
Old 02-04-2004, 11:36 AM   #3
Senior Member
Registered: Sep 2003
Location: UK
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 1,215
Blog Entries: 2

Rep: Reputation: 49
Is there a program 'modconf'??
Old 02-04-2004, 08:00 PM   #4
Senior Member
Registered: Apr 2001
Location: Plymouth, England.
Distribution: Mostly Debian based systems
Posts: 4,368

Rep: Reputation: 63
There is a programme called gmodconfig.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Install drivers -- boot install file Halsafar Linux - General 3 09-25-2005 06:05 AM
On a Fresh install of 10.1, the Nforce drivers refuse to install.. K@rl` Slackware 2 02-25-2005 03:55 AM
configure hardware before install OR install elo touchscreen drivers ahnree General 2 06-28-2004 09:17 PM
Drivers... Do I need them? How to install? etc... Utah Linux - Newbie 15 04-26-2004 01:00 AM
Transferring drivers between KNPX cd install to hd install...... stakhous Linux - Software 1 01-14-2004 09:30 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:08 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration