Thanks for all the help guys. I fixed it this morning and got the driver up and running. But for anyone who was having trouble similar to me, here is the layman's run down. I rebooted my computer with the Red Hat9 install CD, and then did an upgrade. I installed the kernel-source.rpm and then entered back into X as root. there was an update on Red Hat network for the newest source and i installed it. then opened a terminal window and typed init 3, the rest is the same as the install instructions. Once again thank you all the help. have a good one and God bless.