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Offline jayakrishnan

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Problem with new NIC card
« on: November 12, 2003, 05:02:35 PM »
Hi

I bought a new NIC card, but unfortunately Redhat 8.0 doesn't have support fot the card, but i downloaded the required driver from the net, now how do i go abt installing the driver so that i can use the new NIC card

thanks & regards
jayakrishnan :roll:

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Problem with new NIC card
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2003, 05:30:36 PM »
the driver may be in an rpm format or a .tar format
if it is in the .rpm format use the command by loging in root
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rpm -ivh <driver>this will install the driver
use the man pages for more details

if it is in a .tar format extract it and then u may have to compile it, then install it as root. read also the doc section in the directory.

Offline jayakrishnan

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« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2003, 06:08:09 PM »
:shock:

Is it so easy to install a driver in linux.

hmmm,

i thought u had u create a module and the install that module using some command(insmod etc)

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« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2003, 07:13:12 PM »
when u install a driver using the rpm's, they generally have a setup file ( for eg. when i install my modem it had a setup file.). it creates all the req entries in /dev and also adds it in modules.conf
all the installation details will be in the documentation, under the coulmn installation.

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« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2003, 11:30:31 AM »
Hi

oh ok thanks  :D