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SubjectRe: Intel EtherExpress Pro (making it work) (fwd)

I sent this to the list since theres probably someone else out there who
wants to do this besides the two of us :)
Hopefully this driver will be integrated into the main distribution

From me:

> Yeah I have access to the network via Windoze95, but installing the module
> package by disk would be a big pain.. Ill do it if I have to, but it looks
> like I won't have to since the author just wrote back about how to get the
> driver to work :).. Thanks anyhow

From Jim:

Do you think you could forward me this info??

Thank you,

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Tue, 3 Dec 1996 01:02:01 -0500 (EST)
From: Donald Becker <>
To: Illuminati Primus <>
Subject: Re: Intel EtherExpress Pro (making it work)

On Mon, 2 Dec 1996, Illuminati Primus wrote:

> So now, after putting eepro100.c in /usr/src/linux/drivers/net, and doing
> one little modification to the makefile in that directory (to compile and
> link the eepro100 object), I attempted to compile EEPro support into a
> 2.1.6 kernel on a coworker's machine... It seemed too easy.. and sure

You didn't add it to drivers/net/Space.c. An example of how to that is in
(complete with the EEPRO100 mods) is in

That patch file probably won't with your kernel version, but is trivial to
apply by hand.

> since all I have at the moment is the basic Slackware 3.0 installation,
> inserting modules into a 2.1.6 kernel (without the EEPro driver inside of
> course) doesnt seem to work, returning an error code...

What was the problem?

Donald Becker
USRA-CESDIS, Center of Excellence in Space Data and Information Sciences.
Code 930.5, Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD. 20771

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