README.TXT Driver File Contents (LM-N90TXPROP.exe)

                 The Linux Driver Installation Instructions for 
         CardBus Fast Ethernet Attached Port PC Card(Realtek RTL8139C-Based)
         
CONTENTS
 1. Introduction
 2. Tested Kernel Versions
 3. File List
 4. Installation Procedures
 5. Technical Support
 6. Copyright
 
1. Introduction
---------------
       Due to the driver structure is different between kernel version 2.2.x
    and 2.4.x, so there exist two different drivers based on two different
    kernel versions.
       The driver for kernel 2.2.x is rtl8139.c version 1.16a and driver for
    kernel 2.4.x is 8139too.c version 0.9.24. And both of them are originally
    written by Donald Becker and now modified by Wilson, to add more supported
    vendors.
 
2. Tested Kernel Versions
-------------------------
    This device driver has been fully tested on the following kernel versions:
    a. rtl8139.c : 2.2.14
    b. 8139too.c : 2.4.2, 2.4.7 & 2.4.18

3. File List
------------
    The complete file lists are as follow:
    1. Kernel version 2.2.x :
       a. readme.txt
       b. makefile
       c. rtl8139.c
       d. pci-scan.c
       e. pci-scan.h
       f. kern_compat.h
       g. cb_shim.c
       h. config

    2. Kernel version 2.4.x :
       a. readme.txt
       b. makefile
       c. 8139too.c
     
4. Installation Procedures
--------------------------
    There exists slightly differences between kernel 2.2.x and 2.4.x about the
  installation procedures.

  4.1 Kernel 2.2.x
  -----------------
    1. Uncompress the attached file to an empty floppy disk.
    2. Login as the root, the superuser.
    3. Copy the driver source code from the driver diskette, simply do
       #mount -t msdos /dev/fd0 /mnt
       #cd /usr/src
       #mkdir driver ==>make a new directory--driver or you can have your own
                        directory name.
       #cd driver
       #cp /mnt/* .  ==>copied all the files into directory /usr/src/driver

    4. Compile and generate the object code from the driver source code
       #make all     ==>for kernel 2.2.x
 
    5. Replace the older driver
       #make install

    6. Edit the config file("/etc/pcmcia/config") or use the edited file in the
       the driver disk.
       #
       # Device driver definitions
       #
       device "realtek"
         class "network" module "cb_enabler", "pci-scan", "cb_shim", "rtl8139"
       :
       #
       # CardBus Cards
       #
       card "Realtek RTL8139C-Based 10/100 Fast Ethernet CardBus PC Card"
         manfid 0x0000, 0x024C
         bind "realtek"

    7. Set up the IP configuration
          You need to edit the file "/etc/pcmcia/network.opts" to assign IP
       address, netmask, gateway IP, nameservers, broadcast address, and etc.
   
         #File: /etc/pcmcia/network.opts
         #
         #
         #
         #Host's IP address, netmask, network address, broadcast address
         IPADDR="203.66.99.137"
         NETMASK="255.255.255.128"
         NETWORK="203.66.99.0"
         BROADCAST="203.66.99.255"
         #Gateway address for static routing
         GATEWAY="203.66.99.254"
         #Things to add to /etc/resolv.conf for this interface
         DOMAIN="your.domain"
         SEARCH=""
         DNS_1="168.95.1.1"
         DNS_2="168.95.192.1"
         DNS_3="203.66.99.251"
         #
    8. Reboot the Linux system and then login as the root.
       #shutdown -r now

  4.2 Kernel 2.4.x
  -----------------
    1. Uncompress the attached file to an empty floppy disk.
    2. Login as the root.
    3. Copy the driver source code from the driver diskette, simply do
       #mount -t msdos /dev/fd0 /mnt
       #cd /usr/src
       #mkdir driver ==>make a new directory--driver or you can have your own
                        directory name.
       #cd driver
       #cp /mnt/* .  ==>copied all the files into directory /usr/src/driver
   
    4. Compile and generate the object code from the driver source code
       #make         ==>for kernel 2.4.x
 
    5. Replace the older driver or copy the driver into a appropriate directory
       #make install

    6. Reboot the Linux system and login as the root.
       #shutdown -r now

    7. Set up the IP configuration
       #netconfig

    8. Reboot the Linux system and login as the root.
       #shutdown -r now

5. Technical Support
--------------------
      You can send an e-mail to your retail dialer for questions, feedback and
      document fixes.

6. Copyright
------------
   This document can be freely used and redistributed without any prior permission.
   But please comply with the GPL spirit.
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