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I have a USB-to-LAN converter, and downloaded the its drivers. The driver folder consists of a Makefile file, a .c file and a .h file.

How do I install such a driver?

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  • Open a terminal with Ctrl+Alt+T
  • Install the build-essentials package with:

    sudo apt-get install build-essentials
  • Change the directory to the extracted driver folder; suppose it's under your home directory as Downloads/driversource, with:

    cd ~/Downloads/driversource
  • Type make && sudo make install

This should build and install the driver. You will probably need to reboot to activate the installed driver.

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