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Old 26th May 2012, 06:09 PM
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How can I make RPM driver from Windows Driver?

Hi everybody;
My laptop (Lenovo Y480) has only windows driver, in fedora 16 I do not have problem with all hardware except my LAN Card,
How can I make RMP driver from windows driver for an Ethernet LAN Card?
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Old 27th May 2012, 01:30 PM
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Re: How can I make RPM driver from Windows Driver?

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My laptop (Lenovo Y480) has only windows driver...
How sure are you of that? It's uncommon for a wired NIC not to have a driver provided by the Linux kernel. Wireless drivers are a different matter, but I don't think I've seen what you want to do discussed often (or ever) here. But maybe so. I recommend that you take a moment to identify the Ethernet device and list the driver modules being loaded.
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Old 28th May 2012, 05:24 PM
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Re: How can I make RPM driver from Windows Driver?

According to spec sheet, its;
Ethernet Gigabit ethernet, Atheros® AR8151B/AR8161A, PCIe x1

And here is the driver for it:
http://www.linuxfoundation.org/colla...networking/alx
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Old 29th May 2012, 12:40 AM
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Re: How can I make RPM driver from Windows Driver?

That's not a Windows driver, it's a Linux driver. Download the tarball and follow the instructions as given on the site.
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Old 29th May 2012, 01:24 AM
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Re: How can I make RPM driver from Windows Driver?

If that driver really is the one that the OP needs (and I don't know that), then it may already be included in the kernel. There has been some talk about it anyway. Maybe somebody here using a newer Fedora kernel can check.
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Old 29th May 2012, 07:23 PM
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Re: How can I make RPM driver from Windows Driver?

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That's not a Windows driver, it's a Linux driver. Download the tarball and follow the instructions as given on the site.
Your point? Wondoze driver is particularly useless since this isn't wondoze....
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Old 29th May 2012, 07:36 PM
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Re: How can I make RPM driver from Windows Driver?

Did you by any chance read the subject of this thread?
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