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Installation notes for Network drivers.#

To install your network drivers:

1. Download the network driver from the Latest Software Updates page.

2. Compare the cksum results with the checksum posted on the Latest Software Updates page.

# cksum Net.<drv_name>.YYYYMMDD.tar.gz

3. Unpack the driver:

# zcat Net.<drv_name>.YYYYMMDD.tar.gz | tar x

4. Backup the existing network driver.

If you wish to keep a copy of the existing driver, you'll need to save it to a safe location first, to prevent it from being overwritten during installation.

# cp -vc /bin/Net.<drv_name> /bin/Net.<drv_name>.`date +"%y%m%d_%H%M%S"`

5. Copy the updated driver to the /bin directory:

# cp Net.<drv_name> /bin

6. Make sure that the binaries are executable and that the file's owner and group are correc:

# chmod 755 /bin/Net.<drv_name>
# chown root:root /bin/Net.<drv_name>