How I was able to make and install the Intel e1000 NIC driver in SLES 10 Linux:
1. Move the base driver tar file to the directory of your choice. For example, /usr/local/src/e1000
2. From a terminal prompt, untar archive:
tar zxf e1000-8.0.6.tar.gz
3. Change to the driver src directory:
Step 4 was where I started having problems
4. make install
should have compiled the driver module. Instead, I received the following error:
Linux kernel source not found in any of these locations:
*** Install the appropriate kernel development package, e.g.
*** kernel-devel, for building kernel modules and try again. Stop.
I opened YaST and searched for kernel-devel, but that package was not listed. I did see a kernel-source package, which I installed. I then ran make install again, and this time I received a different error message:
Makefile:131: *** Compiler not found. Stop.
I went back into YaST, installed the gcc compiler, which added glibc-devel and libmudflap packages as dependencies, and ran make install once again. This time it compiled successfully.
The binary was installed as /lib/modules/188.8.131.52-0.21-bigsmp/kernel/drivers/net/e1000/e1000.ko
5. Make sure to remove any older existing drivers before loading the new driver:
6. The module was then loaded using the following syntax:
Once you assign an IP address, you should be able to use the interface.