[tulip] Answer for problem the with Mandrake 8.2 & Conexant NIC
Thu Apr 18 13:53:00 2002
They are some questions regarding a Conexant NIC LAN drivers and Mandrake
8.2. The problem is not so complicated and explanasion is as follow:
1. Location of kernel 2.4.18-6mdk.
2. Uncompability of that kernel with compiled driver.
Compilation script looks for default location of kernel sources and it finds
2.4.18-6mdk. But compiled drivers "pci-scan.o, tulip.o" do not work due to
the diffrent construction of 2.4.18-6mdk sources. The only one solution is to
compile kernel based on linux-2.4.xx and next, to force driver script to
cooperate with those sources during compilation. Another way is to replace
/usr/src/linux with kernel 2.4.xx.