ldistrib.txt Driver File Contents (pro1k53.exe)

Using Intel(R) Network Adapters with Linux* --
Information for Specific Linux Distributions

February 5, 2003


- Caldera OpenLinux* 3.1
- Red Hat* 7.1
- SuSE* 7.1
- SuSE 7.3
- SuSE 8.0 Personal
- SuSE 8.1 with ACPI enable may cause adapters to fail
- Support

Caldera* OpenLinux 3.1

  Installing Intel ANS
  In Caldera OpenLinux* 3.1, the super-user's executable path does not 
  include /usr/sbin/, which is the default location selected by the makefile
  for Intel ANS installation. This causes problems later during the 
  configuration stage. To solve this, either permanently add /usr/sbin to 
  root's executable path, or modify the makefile to set BIN_DIR to a 
  preferred directory that is super-user specific and that appears in $PATH.

  Compiling Intel Drivers on Itanium(TM)-Based Systems
  When compiling the e100 and e1000 drivers, various unresolved symbol 
  errors may appear. These messages may be disregarded as the drivers will 
  install and function properly on Caldera OpenLinux 3.1 Itanium(TM)-based 

Red Hat* 7.1

  Creating an RPM from tar / zipped File
  When trying to generate an RPM from the .tar.gz file, a segmentation fault 
  (core dump) occurs. This failure occurs because Red Hat* 7.1 uses version 
  4.0.2 of the RPM utility. This version does not have the ability to handle
  parameterized macros, which are used within the e100 and e1000 spec files 
  to generate an RPM. Updating the RPM utility to a more current version 
  resolves the issue. The utility can be obtained from http://www.rpm.org.

SuSE* 7.1

  Compiling Intel ANS or PROCfg on the 2.4.0 Kernel
  When trying to compile Intel ANS on the 2.4.0 kernel on SuSE* 7.1 systems,
  a compilation failure occurs, and a message regarding a missing config.h 
  file is displayed. This failure occurs because the kernel source trees 
  supplied, Linux-2.4.0.SuSE and Linux-2.4.0-4GB, are both empty and do not
  contain the necessary config.h and version.h files. A possible solution is
  to install either a new kernel from http://www.kernel.org or a new kernel
  tree package supplied by SuSE.

  When installing and compiling openssl, a prerequisite for PROCfg, a 
  compilation failure occurs, and a message regarding a missing errno.h file 
  is displayed. This is another instance of the missing kernel source tree 
  described above for ANS. Use the solution above to restore the missing 

SuSE 7.3

  Compiling Intel Drivers
  When trying to compile Intel e100, e1000, and ANS drivers on SuSE 7.3 
  systems, a compilation failure occurs due to a missing version.h file. As a 
  workaround, issue the following command at the root directory:

  copy /boot/vmlinux.version.h/lib/modules/'uname -r'/build/include/linux/version.h

SuSE 8.0 Personal

  Compiling Intel Drivers on the 2.4.18 Kernel
  When trying to compile Intel e100, e1000, and ANS drivers on the 2.4.18 
  kernel on SuSE 8.0 systems a compilation failure occurs, and a message 
  regarding a mismatch between the running kernel and the kernel source tree 
  configuration appears. By default, SuSE installs the 2.4.18-64GB-SMP 
  kernel while the kernel source tree is configured for 2.4.18-4GB. A 
  possible solution is to issue the following commands:

  	cd /usr/src/linux/include/linux/
	mv version.h version.h.old
	cp /boot/vmlinuz.version.h version.h
	mv autoconf.h autoconf.h.old
	cp /boot/vmlinuz.autoconf.h autoconf.h

Linux ACPI enable causes Dual Port PRO/1000 Adapters to fail

  If ACPI is turned on in the kernel, dual port adapters will not work. 
  This is due to a limitation in ACPI. Currently, this affects all new 
  versions of SuSE and the United Linux family.


For general information and support, go to the Intel support website at:


If an issue is identified with the released source code on the supported 
kernel with a supported adapter, email the specific information related to 
the issue to linux.nics@intel.com.

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contained herein. 

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How To Update Drivers Manually

After your driver has been downloaded, follow these simple steps to install it.

  • Expand the archive file (if the download file is in zip or rar format).

  • If the expanded file has an .exe extension, double click it and follow the installation instructions.

  • Otherwise, open Device Manager by right-clicking the Start menu and selecting Device Manager.

  • Find the device and model you want to update in the device list.

  • Double-click on it to open the Properties dialog box.

  • From the Properties dialog box, select the Driver tab.

  • Click the Update Driver button, then follow the instructions.

Very important: You must reboot your system to ensure that any driver updates have taken effect.

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