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Re: [SLE] LinkSys 10/100Mb card and HOWTO
- From: kline@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx (Gary Kline)
- Date: Sun, 6 Aug 2000 11:13:12 -0700
- Message-id: <20000806111312.A66605@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Sun, Aug 06, 2000 at 02:12:34AM -0400, Mark Gray wrote:
> Eduardo Carriles <eduardo.carriles@xxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
> > Hi Mark,
> > To heavy for a Nic module setup, isn't it??
> The point is that the card is a new one, and the old driver will not
> work with it.
> > Do you think that is really needed to upgrade to Kernel 2.2.16 for that
> > matter.
> The new driver needs the installed and configured kernel source code
> in order to compile.
> > Must be simpler, or not??
[[ After a solid night's rest... . ]]
I used FreeBSD 2.0.5 for at least 6 months before I touched its
kernel, and the process was at least ``non-trivial.'' Here,
I'd be almost jumping into a deep well without looking first.
I'll pick up the docs you mentioned last-email, Eduardo. After
20 years of this, I've learned that it'd hard to have too much
> SuSE could place an rpm of Donald Becker's new drivers on their ftp
> > Obviously Gary can take all steps without risk, more after he said he will
> > upgrade to SuSE 7.0, and can simply break his comp in pieces.
> He gave away his copy of SuSE-6.4, needs kernel source to compile a
> driver, so to me, downloading 2.2.16 from SuSE is the best solution.
Well, right now my Linux box is nothing but a paperweight;
if I "break" something or not, playing with the kernel
can only be a plus. There is almost nothing of value to
lose ... yet.
> > Anyway it is a good practice and his first time, though.
> Definitely -- I think every Linux user needs to get his fingers dirty
> with the source code their computer runs -- otherwise there is no
> point to using Linux that I can see (but then, as a programmer, I can
> not begin to understand why non-programmers (and even more puzzling,
> people who do not want to learn to program) waste their time and money
> on computers).
Can't say as I'd disagree with you there, Mark. Open-source
Gary D. Kline kline@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Public service Unix
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