driver install – preparing for the plunge

so I now have a possible driver for my network card. It seems to be a compliation of various versions of files and requires me to install it from the command line. I also need to edit some of the references to directories and probably create some directories.

I also get the feeling that I am about to overwrite some files with earlier versions, so I need to back up.

to give you the idea here is the read me file which comes with driver. Note that this refers to earlier versions of files than I have on my system and it also instructs you to download some files which I already have as they were included in the gz file with the driver.

 AX88190 LINUX DRIVER INSTALL
 Note: this driver for linux 2.2.x

 1. copy driver to /asix
    # mcopy a:/* /asix
 
 2. download pcmcia-cs-3.1.8.tar.gz from hyper.stanford.edu
    read PCMCIA-HOWTO file & install it
 
    # mcopy pcmcia-cs-3.1.8.tar.gz /usr/src/linux
    # tar zxvf pcmcia-cs-3.1.8.tar.gz
    # cd /usr/src/linux/pcmcia-cs-3.1.8
    # make config
    # make all; make install

 3. add the following lines into /etc/pcmcia/config
    card “ASIX AX88190 Based Fast Ethernet PCMCIA Card”
    version “ASIX”, “AX88190”
    bind “pcnet_cs”

    * ASIX: Manufacture ID in CIS
    * AX88190: Product ID in CIS

 4. you can copy pcnet_cs.c from /usr/src/pcmcia-cs-3.1.8/clients/ to /
 
 5. please check pcnet_cs.c has the following lines:
    static hw_info_t hw_info[]={
                .
                .
     { /* ASIX AX88190 */ 0x0400, 0x88, 0x19, 0x00, 0 },
                .
                .
     }
  
     PS.0x0400 : The Node Address location
        0x88, 0x19, 0x00 : Node Address

 6.# cd /asix
   # chmod +x gen1 gen2
  
 7.# gen1
   # gen2
 
 8.# reboot

I am also still not sure whether any of the settings like “Node Address Location” will need manually editing or not.

As you can see I have no confidence whatsoever that what I am about to do will work or not!

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