Noob ? [Installing NIC drivers]
installing drivers on 10.1 official
come on guys i need to know
how to install an nic driver on my mandrake linux 10.1
i have a dlink driver and i have all the right files i just don't know how to do it.
god i thought the whole point of Open Source Software was so that more people know how it works and know how to fix it.
Re: Noob ? [Installing NIC drivers]
In the case of software, yes. However there's an X factor you're missing when talking about hardware drivers. Unless the manufacturer of a device (for instance Broadcom, who makes wireless chipsets) releases specifications for their hardware that would allow developers to make open-source drivers, there is really nothing short of brute-force reverse engineering that can make a driver materialize.
Originally Posted by #CRob