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    ewb question; Compiling the Driver files for my NIC


    What version of Linux are you using? Mandrake 10.1 Official

    Are you familiar with Unix at all? Nope. Downloaded it a few days ago, the first tim I ever touched a computer that wasn't running Windows as ts OS

    What kind of questions do ya got? I need help compiling drivers for my nic.

    the file off of the install cd is
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    http://www.militiamen.info/I_NEED_LINUX_HELP/dlkfet-4.24.tar.gz
    I would appreciate if you could make me like a mini tut or something so I know how to do it and where to put it


    thx

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    Code:
    $ tar -zxvf dlkfet-4.24.tar.gz
    
    $ cd dlkfet-4.24
    
    $ ./configure
    
    $ make
    
    # make install
    et voilą... Make sure your kernel will load the module at boot. Do a 'modprobe' for it.
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    ill try but whats a mod probe?

    i just got linux a few days ago

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    Modprobe loads the driver if it is available. Mostly, you need to have the driver name to be able to probe it
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    *when i type in ./configure it says bash: ./configure: no such file or directory

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    Ok, are you in the directory the files are extracted in? Do 'ls' and look if there's a README file, if yes, then do 'less README'
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    there is no readme, I am in the correct directory there is still the configure problem, if i ignore it and continue>type in make I get the message Makefile:29 *** Linux kernal not found. Stop.

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    That means you can skip the configure part (yes sometimes you can ). Anyway, as I said, you need to integrate the driver module in the kernel, so that's probably why the program's complaining about the kernel... I think you should rebuild your kernel - but that's not an easy task. Maybe someone else can step in here ?
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    is it possible to just compile them for me and tell me where to put them?

    there is a link to file off of my dlink installation cd
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    http://www.militiamen.info/I_NEED_LINUX_HELP/dlkfet-4.24.tar.gz

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    You can safely compile your kernel, no problem - I already did that - if you follow the instructions, you can do no harm. You will be able to boot it next to your standard kernel, if your custom kernel doesn't appear to work ok, you go back to the default one. But I don't know how to integrate drivers that aren't already available in the kernel though.
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