Intel Pro 100 VE driver install help

Intel Pro 100 VE driver install help

Post by Sam Pipe » Wed, 12 Sep 2001 11:09:37



Hi all -

I've purchased a Gateway machine that has the subject NIC installed in
it.  The dual-boot 98/linux (RH 7.0) install worked fine except that
the NIC was not identified.  I have the driver file from Intel for RH
7.0.  The card and cable are known good - tested in Win98.

Since this is my first linux install - how do I make the driver (in
tar.gz format) available for selection?

Thanks.

Sam Piper

 
 
 

Intel Pro 100 VE driver install help

Post by Paul Wittin » Thu, 13 Sep 2001 12:42:30



Quote:> Hi all -

> I've purchased a Gateway machine that has the subject NIC installed in
> it.  The dual-boot 98/linux (RH 7.0) install worked fine except that
> the NIC was not identified.  I have the driver file from Intel for RH
> 7.0.  The card and cable are known good - tested in Win98.

> Since this is my first linux install - how do I make the driver (in
> tar.gz format) available for selection?

cp <driver_archive>.tar.gz /usr/src # the usual place for source code is
/usr/src
cd /usr/src
zcat <driver_archive>.tar.gz | tar -xvf  # zcat decompresses the gzip
archive to standard out, which we then pipe "|" to tar with -x (expand) -v
(verbose) and -f (file; yes its really getting the data from stdin)

You'll see a stream of file names as it expands out all the files, cd into
the resultant directory and check the README for more details. A few added
notes:
    1) with RedHat 7+, the old /usr/src/linux directory is now
/usr/src/linux-2.4, this may confuse the install routine. if it does, ln -s
./linux-2.4 /linux (read up on this magic, its similar to shortcuts, but
they actually work well)
    2) you'll have to manually edit the /etc/modules.conf (not sure about
the filename, don't have a linux box handy to confirm it.) change "eth0
eepro" to "eth0 e100" (this tells linux to load the new e100 module in place
of the std eepro module when starting eth0)

Good Luck

 
 
 

Intel Pro 100 VE driver install help

Post by Dean Thompso » Thu, 13 Sep 2001 20:20:08


Hi!,

Quote:> I've purchased a Gateway machine that has the subject NIC installed in
> it.  The dual-boot 98/linux (RH 7.0) install worked fine except that
> the NIC was not identified.  I have the driver file from Intel for RH
> 7.0.  The card and cable are known good - tested in Win98.

> Since this is my first linux install - how do I make the driver (in
> tar.gz format) available for selection?

The first thing will be to extract the driver from the TAR archive.  You will
need to issue the command:

tar xvfoz <filename.tar.gz>

Once you have done that, do you get a file with a ".o" extension or a ".cc"
extension.  If it is a ".o" then you might like to try to see whether or not
it loads successfully with the command: "insmod <path_to_extracted_file>".

See ya

Dean Thompson

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1. Intel Pro 100 VE driver install help - newbie question

Hi all -

I've purchased a Gateway machine that has the subject NIC installed in
it.  The dual-boot 98/linux (RH 7.0) install worked fine except that
the NIC was not identified.  I have the driver file from Intel for RH
7.0.  The card and cable are known good - tested in Win98.

Since this is my first linux install - how do I make the driver (in
tar.gz format) available for selection?

Thanks.

Sam Piper

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