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Old 11-22-2009, 06:10 AM   #1
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Wink Ethernet e1000e(on PCI express) driver - with kernel 2.2.12, please help...

Hi everybody,

I'm trying to make run the e1000e - Intel Ethernet device on PCI express bus on x86 with Linux 2.2.12 kernel, The problem is that Intel provides driver only for kernels 2.4.18+.

I think the short way is with patches (I did't found anything relevant.)
1. Is there any PCI patches for kernel 2.2.12 - to support kernel 2.4.18 PCI registration technics ?

And the long way:

As far I understand(I'm new with this stuff) the other option is to change the kernel 2.2.12 PCI driver manually
(2. I"m not shore, is this practicable ??)


To change the Intel's driver to run on the 2.2.12 kernel (3. Not shore either, is this gonna work ??)

4. Any documentation on the PCI device drivers changes between k2.2.12-->k2.4.18

Any help or suggestion will be very appreciated.
Thank You for your time.

Old 11-22-2009, 08:02 AM   #2
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I can't help but ask: why do you use such an *ancient* kernel?

You might be able to use the source for the driver for the 2.4 kernel and compile it for use with kernel 2.2.x It might requires some changes, though.


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