[CentOS] Installing a .ko file?

Sun Apr 11 01:04:18 UTC 2010
Benjamin Franz <jfranz at freerun.com>

Slack-Moehrle wrote:
> 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. 

Have you tried it without installing the vendor driver? That board 
should be old enough to be supported natively. I use 9550SX boards 
without any problems.

Benjamin Franz