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sdad 09-08-2010 07:36 PM

Is there a distribution that has qla2xxx fc drivers already compiled?
Looking for a distribution that has qla2xxx already compiled into the kernel. I've read over procedures for creating a custom kernel with the driver installed and I don't think that I am ready to tackle that just yet. Maybe I'm wrong here, but most how to's appear to assume a level of competency that I have yet to achieve. Of course, you may argue that I'll not get there unless I try, but I gotta get this project rolling. I can't be in the lab forever while I learn.

Tinkster 09-09-2010 01:11 AM

Umm ... what distro ARE you trying to use for this project,
and what makes you think the drivers aren't there?

qla2xxx has been part of the kernel for a while now...


sdad 09-09-2010 09:00 AM

Well, Tinkster, that's the thing, I don't know what distro to use. I'm most familiar with Ubuntu (Gnome gui), and maybe, that's where I should stay. Then again, I don't know the pros/cons of any distro. I do know that currently I want a comprehensive os able to work right out of the box, but I can also see that being able to tailor the code to my needs, some time in the future, is a very good possibility. This fiber channel stuff is a good example. Never used fiber before, have untested hardware (that's always a treat:Ebay, (I'm on a budget!)). Using forums have uncovered minimal amount of useful data, though I admit, some. What I have read has caused more confusion than clarity. That's seems to be true for most any topic, not just computer os's. So, being frustrated, I think to myself, "how about using a distro that is known to work well?", this would help me narrow down the unknowns. Thus, my post.

Tinkster 09-09-2010 01:26 PM

Couldn't you have saved yourself the initial post by
simply searching your /lib/modules directory for
qla2xxx? Or /lib64/modules if you're running x86_64?

Here's a catch-all:

find /lib /lib64 -name qla2xxx.\*


sdad 09-09-2010 03:05 PM

Perhaps, if I had known to do that.

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