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Re: NIC install - found driver, need to compile(?)

> What makes you sure about that? Did you try to load 3c59x? What
> happened?    

well, somebody told me ;-).

how do i try to load 3c59x?  modconf?  keep in mind i'm new at this (but i
do follow instructions well).

thanks for your help,


On Tue, 28 Nov 2000, Philipp Schulte wrote:

> On Tue, Nov 28, 2000 at 10:03:59AM -0500, urbanyon wrote: 
> > i have a 3com NIC (3CSOHO100-TX).  i managed to find a driver here:
> > 
> > http://www.uow.edu.au/~andrewm/linux/3c59x-2.3-changelog.txt
> Fine, but why don't you use the driver in the kernel?
> 3c59x.c seems to support your card.
> > thing is, i am a newbie with a capital N (well, maybe a little better than
> > that, but not much).  i have no idea how to get this thing installed (i
> > have determined that the module i need is NOT part of the kernel). do
> What makes you sure about that? Did you try to load 3c59x? What
> happened?
> > i need to recompile the module, and if so, how?  do i need to recompile
> > the kernel once i've done this, and if so, how?  if i don't need to
> > recompile the kernel, what do i need to do?  i've been trying to get this
> > machine up and running and this seems to be the last step.
> If you downloaded the driver then cat it. There should be a
> compile-command at the very end. Compile it, place the compiled module
> in /lib/modules/`uname -r`/net and load it by modprobe/insmod.
> You don't need to recompile the kernel.
> But I recommend you first try to use the kernel-module. You don't have
> to recompile you kernel either. Just select the option as a module and
> "make modules modules_install".
> Phil
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