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Old 05-27-2004, 04:55 AM   #1
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stupid noob driver question

hi, im new with linux and im trying to install it for school. I need help installing the driver for my ethernet card. here is the readme file. Someone give me better directions? Step by step even? thanks a lot!

I have the 8139too.c file, and the Makefile file.

8139too.c release note
2001/10/31 by ShuChen Shao

1.This driver was originally based on 8139too.c version "0.9.15".

2.It has been enhanced to support RTL8139C+ PCI ethernet controller.

3.RTL8139C+ PCI ethernet chips is set to support C+ mode by default.
If FORCE_C_Mode below is enabled, the RTL8139C+ chip will be forced to support C mode
after reboot.

4.This program can be compiled using the attached Makefile.
Please remember to SPECIFY "NEW_INCLUDE_PATH" in Makefile according to your linux environment.
The object file named 8139too.o should be moved to the directory
The driver could be brought up by the following steps:
'insmod 8139too'
'ifconfig eth0 up'

5.It can support Auto-Negotiation ability,that is
10-half 0x01
10-full 0x02
100-half 0x04
100-full 0x08
If 10-half mode is expected, it can be achieved by the following steps:
#ifconfig eth0 down
#rmmod 8139too
#insmod 8139too media=0x01

6.If the "Install Type", selected during the Linux install procedure, is "laptop",
this driver can work normally for CardBus application without any modification.
Otherwise, reinstall Linux and select "Install Type" as "laptop".
Then this driver can also work.

8139too.c version 1.5.0 release note
2003/3/4 by ShuChen Shao

1.Add flag in Makefile to specify access type to operation register on PCI
ethernet chips.
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oh, I have redhat 8.
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