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Thread: help install the "sk98lin driver" for my network

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jul 2011

    help install the "sk98lin driver" for my network

    Hello and thank you in advance for any help you might send my way.

    I have been trying for a couple of weeks now to follow a Server setup tutorial.
    I am a "newb" and cannot for the life of me install the "sk98lin driver" for my network card. I have followed the instructions that was in the Readme file many times and installed all flavors of Linux (Ubuntu server and Debian server) and am now using "debian-503-i386-CD-1.iso" which is what the tutorial is based on. I know that 503 is old but the newest versions I tried all had this same issue.

    This an older system using a Asus PC4-800 Deluxe MB and I really don't want to spend any more money on it to get a new Ethernet card. I was doing this to help myself learn more about Linux and servers being used as a Internet path from my home network to the outside world. (Which is currently working fine with a D-Link router and Gigabit switch).
    I have installed everything that needs to be (I think, but maybe not) and run the ./install script.

    It gets to the end and says: Your kernel version is not the same as your header version.

    Here is what I have:

    uname -r

    uname -a
    Linux deephaven 2.6.26-2-686 #1 SMP Wed Aug 19 06:06:52 UTC 2009 i686 GNU/Linux

    In the /usr/src I have these files:

    linux -> linux-

    I don't really understand what is wrong and how to fix it.

    I have another question please. There is also an option to generate a patch for the "sk98lin driver". This does generate a patch but when I try to run "make menuconfig" I get this error:

    scripts/kconfig/mconf arch/x86/Kconfig
    file drivers/net/arcnet/Kconfig already scanned?
    make[1]: *** [menuconfig] error 1
    make: *** [menuconfig] Error 2

    I haven't a clue what that is trying to tell me.

    This is VERY frustrating and I am just about to give up on trying to do this.

    Any help on this or the above post would be greatly appreciated.


    dennis1086 Posts: 1Joined: 2011-07-31 08:34 Top

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2006

    Re: help install the "sk98lin driver" for my network

    I just finished packaging the latest sk98lin driver (from August 2011) for Ubuntu Natty. You can find my announcement post here:


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