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I agree totally. I couldn't get anythign else to work. As soon
as I installed Donald's driver my whole world started looking
a little brighter and my NICs started to work! :)
But I credit Mr. Becker also for this, he pointed (at his website) out
some odd header file placement in Red Hat 7.0 that was preventing most
of his driver source files from compiling.
If anyone needs a working fa311.o file compiled under Red Hat 7.0
> I agree totally. I couldn't get anythign else to work. As soon
> as I installed Donald's driver my whole world started looking
> a little brighter and my NICs started to work! :)
> How does this card compare to the fa310, which used a tulip(-like) chip?
> Others have said that the natsemi chip in the fa311 is similar to
> a winmodem in that the host CPU does more work, and thus the 311 doesn't
> run as fast as the 310.
> Doug Steves
How can I 'force' Solaris to use a particular network driver.
I want to use a Netgear FA311 card in a x86 Solaris 8 box. AnswerBook 2
describes this card as a generic 'dnet' driven card.
I think that I have all the right drivers (/kernel/drv/dnet & dnet.conf),
but if I try to add the interface with
'ifconfig dnet0 plumb 192.168.1.3 netmask 255.255.255.0 up'
I get a 'bad file number' failure.
What is the file number.?
what might I need to change / add to the dnet.conf file.
What am I doing wrong.?