Re: Challenge: compile e1000 driver on 12.04
It seemed pretty straightforward to me. Download the file to your desktop and right-click it and select Extract Here. Open a terminal and do:
I didn't actually install it but it 'makes' perfectly on my 12.04 system.
sudo apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-generic
I will be surprised if it achieves gigabit speeds when the in-kernel won't.
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