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Date:      Sat, 7 Feb 2009 13:13:31 -0500
From:      Glen Barber <>
To:        Amer Alhabsi <>
Subject:   Re: How to compile a network driver given source code
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On Sat, Feb 7, 2009 at 12:36 PM, Amer Alhabsi <> wrote:
> Hi,
> I have Benq Joybook R43 notebook. It has network interface based on SiS 191.
> However, I can't configure it as it does not show up in ifconfig nor in
> sysinstall/configure/networking/interfaces. Dmesg says: No Driver Attached.
> After some search I found that someone has written a driver but it
> hasn't been put int the official FreeBSD release. I want to try my
> luck with the driver. My question is where to place the source code
> files? and how to compile it (I assume it can be part of a kernel
> rebuild if placed in the right directory)
> The source code for the driver consists of the 3 files: if_sis19x.c,
> if_sis19xreg.h and Makefile.

Edit the Makefile to match the standard installation directories that
FreeBSD uses (/usr/local), and use `make'.  Depending on what the
drivers needs are, you may have to edit more.

Glen Barber

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