[CentOS] Installing a .ko file?

Sat Apr 10 21:59:31 UTC 2010
Slack-Moehrle <mailinglists at mailnewsrss.com>

Hi All,

I am trying to add a 3Ware 9500S-8 RAID controller to a CentOS 5.4 box. 

I have the drivers from 3Ware and they seem to be a .ko file (which I presume is like a .kext on OSX)

How do I install these? Searched turn up people talking about Kernel panics with .ko's but I dont see anything that points to to installing one so I can use the card.