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mr.monger 03-08-2006 08:47 PM

linux mobo drivers
i need lan drivers for my chaintech skt600 mobo for linux. i looked on their website, but all they have is drivers for windows. on the disk, i dont think they have any for linux. at lesat none that i could find. any help is appreciated. thanks.

^Mike^ 03-08-2006 08:59 PM

Re: linux mobo drivers
You need to use ndiswrapper (you use your windows drivers, this program converts them)

Glad to see more people are using linux :D

mr.monger 03-10-2006 09:29 PM

Re: linux mobo drivers
oh ok thanks!

upon further examination of the disk, i found a linux driver, but the instructions for use are for a floppy drive... i sort of need help on comverting them so i can use it with a cd becasue my pc does not recognize my floppy drive for some reason... i am kind of a noob at this junk, but i need to learn. here are the instructions:

** VIA Rhine Family Fast Ethernet Adapter
** Linux Driver
** v4.32 Feb. 2004


The instructions listed below are for linux driver installation. You must
compile the source code to generate rhinefet.o and use insmod command to
insert rhinefet.o as module.

Contents of the Subdirectory:

linux.txt This file.
rhinefet.c The linux core driver source code file
Makefile Makefile for generating driver object file
rhine_vmns.c The vmns driver support source file
rhine_proc.c The source to create proc entries
rhine_wol.c The WOL supporting source file
rhine.h The extended driver header file
rhine_vmns.h The vmns driver support header file
rhine_proc.h The header file for proc entries
rhine_wol.h The WOL supporting header file
rhine_cfg.h The vmns driver support header file
vmns_drv.h The vmns driver support header file
kcompat.h The header file for Linux kernel version

Kernel Supported
This driver support linux kernel version 2.2.x and 2.4.x now.

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 (rhinefet.tgz) 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/rhinefet.tgz /temp'
command to copy the driver to the temporary directory):
mcopy a:rhinefet.tgz .

3) untar the archive file:

tar xzvf rhinefet.tgz
cd rhinefet

4) Compile the driver source files and it will generate rhinefet.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 rhinefet):
alias eth# rhinefet

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
insmod rhinefet

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>

i know what its basically saying, but i dont know how to convert the instructions for use with a cd drive. thanks

Flipper 03-10-2006 09:36 PM

Re: linux mobo drivers
Can you not just copy the files from your CD to the hard drive?


Originally Posted by Linux Guru
Glad to see more people are using linux

Aren't we all? Actually my Primary OS is Windows :p

mr.monger 03-10-2006 09:42 PM

Re: linux mobo drivers
yeah, i already did that, but the thing is i need to untar it, and i really dont know linux enough to know how to change the instructions to do that. after i untar it, i need to compile it as well.

ok update:
i have successfuly untared it and all that, but now i need to compile it. i have no idea how to do this because im using a mostly command line version of gentoo, so its kind of confusing heh. if anyone knows how to do this, i would appreciate it if you told me... thanks

joxley1990 03-11-2006 05:22 AM

Re: linux mobo drivers
I got linux on a couple of P2 computers here, I use windows on my good ones though, but if your desperate, linux is great.

Flipper 03-11-2006 12:14 PM

Re: linux mobo drivers
haha...Linux is great wether you are desperate or not!

I currently have Fedora Core 4, Ubuntu 5.10, and Win XP installed. I am hoping to primarily use Ubuntu over Win XP soon but all of my precious files are on a 250gb that is NTFS so linux won't boot up with it plugged in!

mr.monger 03-11-2006 05:32 PM

Re: linux mobo drivers
linux is indeed great. im actually glad no one uses it so people wont find exploits and all that.

joxley1990 03-11-2006 05:49 PM

Re: linux mobo drivers
Dont you think Microsoft should make a simple, live, free OS.

I am seriosley thinking of writing a professional, strong letter.

mr.monger 03-11-2006 07:56 PM

Re: linux mobo drivers
damnit, doesnt anyone know how to compile it?? come on someone has to!

_Niko 03-11-2006 08:09 PM

Re: linux mobo drivers
There is a Windows Live CD already Made.
Its called BartPE

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