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Old 03-12-2005, 11:27 PM   #1
imakiller
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installing drivers


hello
i have never been on linux in my life untill about 5 minutes ago, now that thats out of the way

ok i have my box setup with a duel boot linux and win xp
i have no internet on the linux side, and my nvidia motherboard has
on-board lan requires me to install a driver i put the disk in and opend the folder with the driver in it (the file is 3c2000.tar.jz or something like that) and i read the readme and its still too advanced for me lol, can anyone here give me a rundown step by step on how to install this driver

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Old 03-13-2005, 12:37 AM   #2
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What distro are you running?

tar.gz are zipped files , you need to unzip the contents into a folder.
tar -xvf filename will unzip it into the current folder.
 
Old 03-13-2005, 12:54 AM   #3
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im not sure i know what a distro is and what folder should i put the driver in and how can i find it and the read me said something about a kernal file how can i check to see if i have one or how to get one
 
Old 03-13-2005, 02:42 AM   #4
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ok i got the file unziped now if someone could tell me what folder lan drivers go into and if i have to prepare them that would be great
 
Old 03-13-2005, 03:12 AM   #5
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There is usually a README or INSTALL file in the extracted directory. Read that for information on how to install. Another suggestion if all fails would be to get a cheap network card with a via rhine or realtek chipset coz they work fine with Linux.
 
Old 03-13-2005, 03:22 AM   #6
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ty
 
Old 03-13-2005, 04:01 AM   #7
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ok i took you advice and just put a new net card it (glad i didnt give it away last year) and that worked first try -- ty again
 
  


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