Tinny or huge mistake ?

Matthew Burgess ca9mbu at hermes.sunderland.ac.uk
Sat Jul 19 15:12:45 PDT 2003

On Sat, 19 Jul 2003 19:22:16 +0000 (UTC)
dagmar.wants at nospam.com (Dagmar d'Surreal) wrote:

> On Sat, 2003-07-19 at 05:36, thunderben at free.fr wrote:
> > Hi there, 
> > 
> > Yesterday I tried to compile a module (namely 8139too). 
> > In the Makefile a variable have to be filled with the include path
> > according to the kernel, 
> > such as "/usr/src/<linux-version>/include/".
> > 
> > The problem that there is no <linux-version> in my /usr/src dir, so
> > I re-read my notes and 
> > discovered I deleted it !
> > 
> > Is it a tinny mistake with a known workaround, or a huge one and I
> > have to re- compile my kernel ???
> > Does this dir is often needed ?
> Use the module supplied by the kernel[1], not the one you got from
> Realtek's site or wherever.  (Definitely the #1 mistake with
> 8139-chipset NICs)
> [1] I swear it works fine... the last time I built a firewall with one
> of those in it, which was over a year ago, it was only after the
> machine was working and I was stress-testing it that I remembered
> people *used* to have problems with that chipset because the module
> wasn't in the kernel.

I too (and many others I'm sure) can vouch that the kernel-supplied
module works just fine. I've got an 8139too based NIC here and don't
have any problems.


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