January 4, 2010

Extracting drivers found in one distro to another

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hello all!

Can I extract the drivers for my APPLE USB ETHERNET device from my fedora core 12 install and apply them on CentOS 5?

During install CENT cant seem to recognize the device whereas FC12 finds it just fine:

eth0 (eth0) - nVidia Corporation MCP79 Ethernet
eth1 (eth1) - Apple, Inc. Apple USB Ethernet Adapter

[root@rac2 2.6.31.9-174.fc12.x86_64]# dmesg |grep 'Ethernet'
usb 1-1: Product: Apple USB Ethernet Adapter
eth1: register 'asix' at usb-0000:00:04.1-1, ASIX AX88772 USB 2.0 Ethernet, 00:25:XXXXXXX

[root@rac2 2.6.31.9-174.fc12.x86_64]# modinfo asix
filename: /lib/modules/2.6.31.9-174.fc12.x86_64/kernel/drivers/net/usb/asix.ko
license: GPL
description: ASIX AX8817X based USB 2.0 Ethernet Devices
author: David Hollis
srcversion: 44BB4B4BE98F910434FB89B
alias: usb:v0DB0pA877d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias: usb:v14EApAB11d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias: usb:v0B95p772Ad*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias: usb:v05ACp1402d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias: usb:v050Dp5055d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias: usb:v04BBp0930d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias: usb:v1737p0039d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias: usb:v2001p3C05d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias: usb:v07D1p3C05d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias: usb:v1557p7720d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias: usb:v13B1p0018d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias: usb:v0B95p1780d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias: usb:v0B95p7720d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias: usb:v04F1p3008d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias: usb:v1631p6200d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias: usb:v1189p0893d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias: usb:v07AAp0017d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias: usb:v6189p182Dd*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias: usb:v0411p006Ed*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias: usb:v0411p003Dd*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias: usb:v0557p2009d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias: usb:v08DDp90FFd*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias: usb:v07B8p420Ad*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias: usb:v0B95p1720d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias: usb:v2001p1A00d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias: usb:v0846p1040d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
alias: usb:v077Bp2226d*dc*dsc*dp*ic*isc*ip*
depends: mii,usbnet
vermagic: 2.6.31.9-174.fc12.x86_64 SMP mod_unload

If so, how would I go about doing it?

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