Dell OptiPlex GXPro Problems

Dell OptiPlex GXPro Problems

Post by Keith McDuff » Sat, 07 Dec 1996 04:00:00



I'm having trouble with Linux seeing the network card in my Dell Optiples
GXPro system.  I installed the latest Slackware release (3.1).  The specs
for the system say that the network interface is "Standard 3Com integrated
networking (3C509) capability".  Has anyone had luck getting this to work
or does anyone have any idea if this is a PCI problem?

Please e-mail responses if you could.

Thanks!

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Keith McDuffee
Boston University
Department of Cognitive and Neural Systems

http://cns-web.bu.edu/pub/keithm/

 
 
 

Dell OptiPlex GXPro Problems

Post by Ben Hant » Sun, 08 Dec 1996 04:00:00


Keith,

Use the 3C59X (Vortex) ethernet driver.  It works fine on my GXPro 200.

Regards,
   Ben


> I'm having trouble with Linux seeing the network card in my Dell Optiples
> GXPro system.  I installed the latest Slackware release (3.1).  The specs
> for the system say that the network interface is "Standard 3Com integrated
> networking (3C509) capability".  Has anyone had luck getting this to work
> or does anyone have any idea if this is a PCI problem?

> Please e-mail responses if you could.

> Thanks!

> --
> Keith McDuffee
> Boston University
> Department of Cognitive and Neural Systems

> http://cns-web.bu.edu/pub/keithm/


 
 
 

Dell OptiPlex GXPro Problems

Post by Greg Sieka » Sun, 08 Dec 1996 04:00:00


Quote:> > I'm having trouble with Linux seeing the network card in my Dell Optiples
> > GXPro system.  I installed the latest Slackware release (3.1).  The specs
> > for the system say that the network interface is "Standard 3Com integrated
> > networking (3C509) capability".  Has anyone had luck getting this to work
> > or does anyone have any idea if this is a PCI problem?

If you really do have a 3c509 and not the 3c590 then use problem need to
turn of PnP suppot for the 3c509 (which is an ISA card) and use the
3c509.c driver

Greg
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Dell OptiPlex GXPro Problems

Post by Willia » Sun, 08 Dec 1996 04:00:00



Have you tried disable PnP which comes as default with the 3c509 with
Dell.

HTH & Good Luck

William


> I'm having trouble with Linux seeing the network card in my Dell Optiples
> GXPro system.  I installed the latest Slackware release (3.1).  The specs
> for the system say that the network interface is "Standard 3Com integrated
> networking (3C509) capability".  Has anyone had luck getting this to work
> or does anyone have any idea if this is a PCI problem?

> Please e-mail responses if you could.

> Thanks!

> --
> Keith McDuffee
> Boston University
> Department of Cognitive and Neural Systems

> http://cns-web.bu.edu/pub/keithm/

 
 
 

Dell OptiPlex GXPro Problems

Post by Habibie Sumar » Fri, 13 Dec 1996 04:00:00


: > > I'm having trouble with Linux seeing the network card in my Dell Optiples
: > > GXPro system.  I installed the latest Slackware release (3.1).  The specs
: > > for the system say that the network interface is "Standard 3Com integrated
: > > networking (3C509) capability".  Has anyone had luck getting this to work
: > > or does anyone have any idea if this is a PCI problem?

: If you really do have a 3c509 and not the 3c590 then use problem need to
: turn of PnP suppot for the 3c509 (which is an ISA card) and use the
: 3c509.c driver

: Greg
: =-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
: Greg Siekas                                                  Graduate
: Department of Biomedical Engineering                Tulane University
: voice:                                                 New Orleans, Louisiana

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My Dell Dimension XPS P133c with 3COM 3C509 ethernet card just works fine.
I am using Linux-2.1.14 kernel and compiled it with the 3COM 3C509 driver.

BTW, my 3COM 3C509 ethernet card is a PnP (Etherlink III?).

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