There are a couple of known issues with the driver which can be real show-stoppers. It is important that you are aware of them and avoid them, because if you don't you probably won't get the driver working (easily).
Many users of the driver (but not all) have reported kernel panics and other problems associated with
using the driver with
usb-uhci.o. For most of these people, the problems went away
uhci.o was used instead. None of this applies if your motherboard requires you use
RedHat 8.0 (and probably other distributions) ship with
usb-uhci.o as the default.
To change this, edit
alias usb-controller usb-uhci
alias usb-controller uhci
Or, if you don't want to reboot, simply run:
modprobe -r usb-uhci.o ; modprobe uhci.
However, if you have a USB keyboard and don't know the implications of running
these commands, save yourself the hassle and just reboot.
There has been a report on the mailing list of big problems with an SMP kernel, which went away when a non-SMP kernel was used. It is therefore highly recommended that you either
Make sure you have the kernel source installed. To check that you do, run:
rpm -qa | grep kernel-source
kernel-source-2.4.18-14.i386.rpmfile on the RedHat install CDs (CD2).
rpm -Uvh kernel-source-2.4.18-14.i386.rpmto install it
You need to be logged in as root to install the driver and configure it.
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