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Just feelin like a lost puppy..PCMIA ethernet problems
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wyvern

Joined: 14 Nov 2005
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PostPosted: Mon 14 Nov 2005, 20:44    Post_subject:  Just feelin like a lost puppy..PCMIA ethernet problems  

I love the Pup, but my D-Link DFE 690-TXD ethernet controller does not. The D-Link website has the source code for the driver, but then says you have to compile it yourself-a subject of which i know nothing... is there an already cmpiled package for this? or do I have to go hat in hand andbeg someone to compile this for me? Help?
Lisa the Really-wet-behind-the-ears newbie.
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wyvern

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PostPosted: Mon 14 Nov 2005, 20:55    Post_subject: just adding on  

that i would need instructions on how and where to install the module also...
Lisa
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rarsa


Joined: 29 May 2005
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PostPosted: Mon 14 Nov 2005, 23:36    Post_subject:  

Don't feel intimidated by the word 'compile'.

Once you manage to do it once, you'll see that it's not complicated.

There is a very complete wiki page that describes the process:

http://puppylinux.org/wikka/Compiling

Of course, the first time I am sure that you will have many questions. Just read that page and ask any question you still have, It does not matter how basic it seems.
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kcin

Joined: 28 Sep 2005
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PostPosted: Tue 15 Nov 2005, 00:20    Post_subject:  

Hi Wyvern,

Take a look at this page:

http://www.linuxforum.com/linux-hardware/pcmcia.html

It doesn't list the DFE-690-TXD, but it does list the DFE-670-TXD, and says that that card is compatible using the "pcnet_cs" driver.

Have you tried that? If not, it's worth a shot; the upgrade to 690 from 670 may still use the same driver. I think that driver is probably in Puppy's list but can't check it just now myself.

Do give it a go and let us know how you fared...

Best Regards,

kcin
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