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Sunday, December 4, 2011

Install New Network Driver using YUM

Recently i was having some trouble in my network connections so i decided to update the Intel 82576 Gigabit Ethernet Controller driver with the latest one.

The latest one available on site was igb-3.2.10 drivers so i downloaded them and tried to install them but i failed as kernel-development and Development libraries necessary to install the drivers were missing from the OS.

Being a proprietary OS i had to do it using yum.

you may use any of the following command to install the necessary packages and libraries but for my specific case the first one worked well.

# yum install make automake gcc gcc-c++ kernel-devel byacc

# yum groupinstall ‘Development Tools’

# yum groupinstall ‘Development Libraries’

after installing the necessary packages i head forward to install the drivers.

The driver file was come as igb-3.2.10.tar.gz
#tar -zxvf igb-3.2.10.tar.gz
#cd igb-3.2.10
#cd src
#make install

and i was able to install the drivers.

Checked the new driver version using
# modinfo driver-name


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