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    string914 NNTP User

    Unhappy driver installation basic procedure

    Hello,

    I am new to the forum and to Linux.

    I have Suse Linux 7.3 (yes, I realize it is quite old!), sucessfully installed on a desktop computer.

    Unfortunately, my motherboard (ASUS P4P800) requires a special driver for the LAN port. ASUS has supplied a .C file and a .MAK file for the LAN driver for Linux, but I don't know what to do with these files. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to use these files so that I can use Suse 7.3 to access the Internet via my PC's lan port?

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    Default Re: driver installation basic procedure

    * string914,

    let's talk about your reasons for not using a more recent version first.
    7.3 is so terribly outdated, I wouldn't connect it to the internet at all, due to security reasons.

    Uwe

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    string914 NNTP User

    Question Re: driver installation basic procedure

    My foolishness aside, is installing a linux driver from a .C and .MAK file difficult or complex? I've been having difficulty finding a tutorial or step-by-step guide...

    String914

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    Default Re: driver installation basic procedure

    * string914,

    you need to edit the makefile according to your needs, that's the problematic part. After that, you normally just run "make" and will receive a .o or .ko file which you can load with modprobe.

    Uwe

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