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Re: HELP!!!

hi again,

thanks for all of your help so far-

i've gotten to the point where i need to 'install' the driver.  the 3com
instructions read:

    3.  Run the installer by issuing the following command (note the
        root shell prompt of #):
        # ./install3c90x
        If the file is not executable, change the file permissions 
        to make it executable:
        # chmod +x install3c90x
        The installation script places the 3c90x driver module 
        into the appropriate directory under /lib/modules.

this, of course, doesn't work as advertised :-(

after unpacking the contents of the tar file (admittedly on my windows
machine, and then transferring the files via floppy), i found a directory
called "i486", which contained different versions of 3c90x.o - for what
appeared to be different kernel versions.  i have kernel version 2.2.12.
i copied the closest version to that that i could find (2.2.12-20) into
/lib/modules/2.2.12/net, then typed:

# insmod 3c90x

and got this message:

./3c90x.0: kernel-module version mismatch
	./3c90x.o was compiled for kernel version 2.2.12-20
	while this kernel is version 2.2.12

so now i'm stuck again (although this error message is SO much friendlier
than anything i've ever seen in windows).

any thoughts?  if there's a url for a driver, please send it along.  if
you want to email me the driver directly (i don't even know if that's a
good idea, but it sounds okay), please send it brett@brettsinger.com.

thanks again for all of your help!


On Sat, 18 Nov 2000, Jonathan D. Proulx wrote:

> Hi,
> There's quite a bit on the list about your question, but it doesn't
> seem like you're getting all of it, so to summarize:
> To unpack the driver you downloaded:
> you can `tar -xzvf whaterveritcallsitsself`
> or
> mv foo~1 driver.tgz then untar it
> or
> mount -t vfat /dev/fd0 /floppy to get long filenames on the floppy
> -Jon

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