Re: Problem installing sis900.o on Potato
On Tuesday 28 August 2001 4:49 pm, Chan Siu On wrote:
> > > Do you mean I have to install 2.4.x kernel and download the latest
> > > module? 2.2.15 and later kernel seems to support sis900. But I will
> > > my system anyway - I don't have any better idea.
> >No, I mean use the one that ships with 2.4 and you will have no
> difficulty. At
> >least I had no difficulty using the one with the 2.4.5 that was build for
> >Potato (now it is 2.4.9). As far as I can tell the one you download from
> >SIS currently is actually what is in 2.4, and is 2.4 only.
> >The point is that the one in 2.2 does not support all 900s, only the old
> >ones, and to get the support for the new ones you need the new driver
> >and that requires 2.4.
> >Good luck
> I'm using Linux kernel 2.2.19pre17, so I must upgrade it to 2.4.x. The
> "problem" is that I don't have Internet access on my Potato - upgrading to
> 2.4.x can be challenging for newbies like me. Many utilities are out-dated
> and have to be upgraded separately. If I can install sis900.o by other
> means and get online immediatedly, I won't have any trouble at all with
> &b http://explorer.msn.com.tw/intl.asp 'K6O$U8| MSN Explorer
This was exactly the same problem I had. I downloaded all the bits for
the upgrade and cut a CD. I tried PLIP but got nowhere, a serial connect
was out of the question as this laptop has no serial port.