3c575-TX CardBus + kernel 2.0.33

3c575-TX CardBus + kernel 2.0.33

Post by cbeb.. » Thu, 30 Apr 1998 04:00:00



I'm trying to get a 3c575-TX CardBus NIC working in my Transmonde Vibrant
laptop and have so far been doing everything that's said to do on Donald
Becker's 'PC Card and Ethernet Page'.  But I was just wondering -- doesn't one
have to tell the kernel which card to use when you're doing a 'make config'?
(I know that's what I did for my desktop.)  

However, the 3c575 isn't listed version 2.0.33's 3Com card section.  I have the
3c59x_cb.o file in /lib/modules/2.0.33/pcmcia as described in Becker's page
(http://cesdis1.gsfc.nasa.gov/linux/pcmcia/), but I was just wondering if or
how you tell the kernel about that module or if you just have modprobe load it
automagically or something.  I'd sure appreciate any help available.  Thanks
in advance.

Best regards,

-Charlie

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3c575-TX CardBus + kernel 2.0.33

Post by David Hin » Thu, 30 Apr 1998 04:00:00


: I'm trying to get a 3c575-TX CardBus NIC working in my Transmonde Vibrant
: laptop and have so far been doing everything that's said to do on Donald
: Becker's 'PC Card and Ethernet Page'.  But I was just wondering -- doesn't one
: have to tell the kernel which card to use when you're doing a 'make config'?

No, PCMCIA stuff is handled differently.  Check the PCMCIA-HOWTO and
get the latest drivers from hyper.stanford.edu in /pub/pcmcia/NEW.

-- Dave Hinds

 
 
 

1. EtherLink XL Cardbus -- 3C575-TX -- very slow.

I'm running RH 5.1 2.0.34 with pcmcia-cs-3.0.3 which contains what I
believe is the latest 3c575_cb driver (0.99).

For at least 90% of reboots I achieve a network transfer rate of about 7
KB/s, far below what I'd expect over a 100 Mb/s fabric.  This is so slow
that NFS (yes I'm using large buffers) is convinced that the connection
keeps dropping (though I've been measuring transfer rate via ftp).  With
10% of the boots I get the screaming speed I've come to expect.  strace
of an ftp session seems to show the read on the network socket as being
the bottleneck.

Any suggestions on how to track this down further?

FWIW:  IBM ThinkPad 380XD, 266 Pentium Pro, TI 1250A CardBus

Thanks in advance.

Michael

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