** ** ** VIA PCI 10/100Mb Fast Ethernet Adapter ** ** Linux Driver ** ** v3.23 May 2001 ** ** Introduction: ============= The instructions listed below are for linux driver installation. You must compile the source code to generate linuxfet.o and use insmod command to insert linuxfet.o as module. Contents of the Subdirectory: ============================= linux.txt This file. vialinux.tar Tar file includes following files Makefile Makefile for generating driver object file linuxfet.h The linux driver header file linuxfet.c The linux driver source code file Kernel Supported ================ This driver support linux kernel version 2.2.x and 2.4.x now. Installation ============ Please enter the following commands at the UNIX prompt. Remember, UNIX is case sensitive. 1) Create a temporary directory: mkdir /temp 2) Change to the temporary directory: cd /temp 2) Copy driver (vialinux.tar) from DOS disk, (mcopy below is one tool in mtools, if you didn't install mtools, you can type 'mount -t msdos /dev/fd0 /mnt' and use 'cp /mnt/vialinux.tar /temp' command to copy the driver to the temporary directory): mcopy a:vialinux.tar . 3) untar the archive file: tar xvf vialinux.tar 4) Compile the driver source files and it will generate linuxfet.o, and copy it to correct driver installation path (The installation directory is different in different kernel versions. In 2.4.x kernel, the path is /lib/modules/KERNEL_VERSION/kernel/drivers/net/, and in 2.2.x kernel, the path is /lib/modules/KERNEL_VERSION/net/, the KERNEL_VERSION (see above) means the kernel version of your Linux distribution. If you don't know your kernel version , please run 'uname -r' command in command line. The kernel version will look like '2.2.16', '2.4.2-2smp' etc.) : make install 5) Check configuration file (/etc/modules.conf or /etc/conf.modules,it depend on your Linux distribution) for loading kernel modules. Make sure there is the following content in the configuration file, where # is interface number (eg: alias eth0 linuxfet): alias eth# linuxfet 6) Reboot now: shutdown -r now 7) Install your driver module (If the driver module is in the wrong place, an error message will appear, and say that can't find the driver module): insmod linuxfet 8) Use ifconfig command to assign the IP address, where # is network interface number: ifconfig eth# <IP> 9) Check the interface works: ping <remote_host_IP> Uninstallation ============== Please enter the following commands to uninstall your driver: make uninstall Note ==== 1) Make sure that your kernel is built with network, fast_ethernet and module support. Otherwise, you have to rebuild your kernel (see below). 1. Go to /usr/src/linux (or /usr/src/linux-2.4) directory: cd /usr/src/linux 2: Run 'make menuconfig' or 'make config' in text mode, or 'make xconfig' in graphic mode. 3: Mark the options list above. 4: Exit and rebuild your kernel: make dep;make clean;make bzImage The file 'bzImage' will be at /usr/src/linux/arch/i386/boot/bzImage 5: Modify /etc/lilo.conf.(this file specifies where kernel image is) 6: Run 'lilo' 7: Reboot, and select the correct kernel image to boot your system. 2) You can use the utility (like netconfig, linuxconf) in your Linux distribution to set your network parameters(like ip,gateway). These parameters will be used at boot time. The following is the demonstration to show how to use linuxconf (it's a utitlity in RedHat Linux 6.x) set the network paramters. 1. Run linuxconf: linuxconf 2. Enter setting in the Config/Networking/Client tasks/Basic host information/ and fill out the following information. Where 'xxx' is the IP address what you have. IP address: xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx Netmask: 255.255.255.xxx Net device: eth0 Kernel module: linuxfet 3) If you can't install driver at boot time. If you can install your driver using insmod command, but you can't install it at boot time, please check whether the driver is in the correct directory (eg: /lib/modules/2.2.XXX/net/), and check the /lib/modules/2.2.XXX/modules.dep file, it must include the following line: /lib/modules/2.2.XXX/net/linuxfet.o: You can insert this line using depmod command or insert it manually. Also, you must consult your Linux distribution installation guide and learn how to set the IP address of your network interface and up it at boot time. 4) If you can't compile this driver, and parse error messages appear, please make sure your source code text format is right. You must convert your source code text format from MS-DOS to UNIX, as show below (see Solution 1 and 2). Make sure the files in floppy disk are not vialinux.tar file. They must be the source code text files (5 files), vialinux.tar is not a text file , so it can't be converted. Solution1: If you use mcopy command to copy your driver from floppy disk to linux, you can type: mcopy -t a:\* . then it will convert the format for you. Solution2: If you use mount command to mount floppy disk to linux, you can type: mount -t vfat -o conv=t /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy then, when you copy files from /mnt/floppy, these files format will be right.Download 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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