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    Newbie question-Need help installing LAN card

    I've never used Linux before and I'm sure this is an easy question.

    I'm installing a LAN card and the instructions say:

    1. Compiling r8169.c using 'Makefile'.
    "make"

    NOTE:

    Please remember to ASSIGN "NEW_INCLUDE_PATH" in the Makefile according to the linux kernel.

    2. Move r8169.o to the directory "/lib/modules/<kernerl>/kernel/net".

    etc.....



    OK, I understand how to copy the file over, but I can't figure out what the first step means. Mainly, how do I "ASSIGN 'NEW_INCLUDE_PATH' in the Makefile according to the linux kernel?"

    There are three files in the directory on the installation CD that matches my Kernel...Makefile r8169.c and readme

    I opened up Makefile and saw where it says "NEW_INCLUDE_PATH." But, how do the ASSIGN thing? Then, how to I compile r8169.c?

    I'm using RedHat 9.0.

    I sure hope someone can either answer this or tell me where to find the answer. Sorry for being a newbie!

    Jared

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    oops, I'm using RedHat 8.0

    Jared

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    Dear Jared5755,
    Hello,

    Read this Link.

    http://www.scyld.com/modules.html

    Best Regards.
    Frrkh hmd

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    Thanks a lot. I got the driver installed. It ends up my kernel source wasn't installed for some reason.

    Now that I have the driver in the right location, how to I setup the internet connection and network connection? When I go into my web browser and type 192.168.1.1 I get an error, "The connection was refused when attempting to contact 192.168.1.1"

    Jared

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    Dear Jared5755,
    Hello,

    Use netconfig to configure your internet and try to ping your server 192.168.1.1

    # netconfig

    Best Regards.
    Frrkh hmd

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    Ok, I used netconfig. I set it to automatically obtain the IPs. When I press F12 it goes to the next screen where it trys to activate eth1. I'm not sure exactly what it says, but then it says "Failed."

    When I go into "Network Device Control" and try to activate the card, it always fails. I can ping myself, but no other computers or the router.

    I'm having a heck of a time trying to isntall this card aren't I? haha. I really do appreciate the help though!

    Jared

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    Dear Jared5755,
    Hello,

    Quote Originally Posted by Jared5755
    Ok, I used netconfig. I set it to automatically obtain the IPs. When I press F12 it goes to the next screen where it trys to activate eth1. I'm not sure exactly what it says, but then it says "Failed."
    For Automatically Obtain IP Address you required a fully functional DHCP Server on the Network other wise it will not work.

    Best Regards.
    Frrkh hmd

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