Trouble installing Ethernet card...need help!!!!

Trouble installing Ethernet card...need help!!!!

Post by Michael Hane » Tue, 25 Aug 1998 04:00:00

I am using DOSLINUX 2.0.34.  Its a true version of Linux that can preside
on a DOS partition.  I am trying to install an NE2000 compatible Ethernet
card with a 8390 chipset.  Its an ISA version.

I use the command modprobe ne.o io=0x300 and it installes the ne.o and
8390.o modules I need for the card.  However, the card is not accessible
and I cannot reach the Net over our network.  I know TCP/IP is installed
and the server deamon is running.  I am new to setting up Linux and could
really use a little help.  Thnaks.

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1. Need Help Installing driver for Ethernet Card

Could someone break down these instructions for installing the driver for
my ethernet card into dummy terms for me ?? including let me know what i
need to substitute in based on my computer !? thanks !!

System Specs:
Compaq Presario 8712
200 Mhz
88 RAM
Caldera OpenLinux 2.3
Sohoware Fast Ethernet Card

(Pasted from readme.txt)

    Linux has a facility for linking device drivers into
the running kernel. This is called Modules support.

    Here's how to make and load the Modules version:

1. Verify that the source code for your current kernel
   version is installed.
   If you don't have a /usr/include/linux/version.h file,
do cd /usr/src/linux; make include/linux/version.h
Copy the driver source code, tulip.c, to a source directory.

2. Compile the file using one of the compile-commands below:

 *  compile-command:
gcc -DMODULE -D__KERNEL__ -I/usr/src/linux/net/inet -Wall -Wstrict-
prototypes -O6 -c tulip.c `[ -f /usr/include/linux/modversions.h ] &&

 *  SMP-compile-command (for machines with multi processors):
gcc -D__SMP__ -DMODULE -D__KERNEL__ -I/usr/src/linux/net/inet -Wall -
Wstrict-prototypes -O6 -c tulip.c `[ -f /usr/include/linux/modversions.h ]

3. Copy tulip.o into the latest kernel's modules:

   cp tulip.o /lib/modules/2.0.XX/net/tulip.o

4. Update kernel's module dependencies:

   /sbin/depmod -a

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