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*                       PCMCIA Fast Ethernet PC Card                        *
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*                        Linux Driver Installation                          *
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1. Insert the adapter in the PCMCIA or Cardbus slot in the notebook,
   and reboot the system.  If the file /etc/pcmcia/config exists, and add
   the following lines in this file:

        card "PCMCIA Fast Ethernet PC Card"
        version "PCMCIA", "FAST-ETHERNET-PC-CARD"
        bind "pcnet_cs"

   Be noted that you have to add the lines in /etc/pcmcia/config in exactly
   the same format as shown above, including matching capital and lower case

   Reboot or excute "/etc/rc.d/init.d/pcmcia restart". If the adapter
   works properly, you can skip the rest of the document.  Otherwise please
   go to the next step.

2. You have to build the PCMCIA environment from the source files.  First
   check if the Linux kernel source tree is installed.  Typically this is
   in the directory "/usr/src/linux".

   If the kernel source tree does not exist, you have to install it first.

   Different Linux systems have different ways to install the source tree.
   In the following the Red Hat Linux 7.0 is used as an example.  For other
   Linux systems, please refer to the documentation that comes with the

   a. Mount Red Hat 7.0 CD 1.
   b. Find the kernel source files, which are typically located in
      The name of the source package is "kernel-source-2.2.16-22.i386.rpm".
   c. Install the package with this command:

         rpm -i kernel-source-2.2.16-22.i386.rpm

      If you use one of the GUI shells, you can just double click on the
      rpm package to install it.

3. Check if the PCMCIA driver files are included in the source tree.
   The files are located in /usr/src/linux/pcmcia-cs-x.x.x
   (The x.x.x designates the version number).  If this directory does
   not exist, or if the version number is lower than 3.1.21, you have to
   download the PCMCIA driver file "pcmcia-cs-3.1.21.tar.gz" or a higher
   version of this file from:

   You have to untar this file and place it under /usr/src/linux with
   this command:

   tar -zxvf pcmcia-cs-3.1.2x.tar.gz

4. Change directory to "/usr/src/linux/pcmcia-cs-3.1.2x".  Issue the
   following command to build the environment:

   make config

   When the system prompts to select the Kernel-Specific option, select
   "Read from the currently running kernel."

5. Issue the following command to install the environment:

   make install

6. Modify the file /etc/pcmcia/config as described in step 1.
   Issue the following command to restart the cardmgr:

   /etc/rc.d/init.d/pcmcia restart

7.  Issue the following command to check the adapter status:

    ifconfig -a

8.  Refer to the Linux document on how to configure an IP address for the

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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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