Realtek CardBus Ethernet Card Installation on Linux 1. Compile the source code : ->Copy the source code rtl8139.c (ver 1.08 above) to a directory and execute "gcc -DCARDBUS -DMODULE -D__KERNEL__ -Wall -Wstrict-prototypes -O6 -c rtl8139.c -o realtek_cb.o -I/usr/src/linux/pcmcia-cs-3.0.9/include/" The directory "pcmcia-cs-3.0.9" stands for the card service version you use. Please change it to the version on your system in order to include proper .h file. The final file is realtek_cb.o 2. Copy driver : ->Copy the file "realtek_cb.o" to "/lib/modules/2.2.14-5.0/pcmcia" 3. Edit config: ->Add 5 lines to the file "/etc/pcmcia/config" # # Device driver definitions # device "realtek_cb" (==>Add 1/5) class "network" module "cb_enabler", "realtek_cb" (==>Add 2/5) : : # # CardBus Cards # card "Realtek CardBus Ethernet Card" (==>Add 3/5) manfid 0x0000, 0x024C (==>Add 4/5) bind "realtek_cb" (==>Add 5/5) The values 0x0000, 0x024C are JEDEC ID and can be read by typing "cardctl ident" on console with one card on socket. 4. Edit linuxconf ->Type "linuxconf" and choose "Config"-->"Networking"-->"Client tasks"--> "Basic host information". Select an adapter, enable it, and type "realtek_cb" on "Kernel module" and "eth0" (or eth1, eth2) on "Net device". Click on "Accept" button and "Act/change" button. 5. Restart the computer. 6. More information about kernel compile: http://metalab.unc.edu/mdw/HOWTO/Kernel-HOWTO.html More information about install: man pcmciaDownload Driver Pack
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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