3c575 AKA dell "3CCFE575BT-D" help /w 2.4.2 kernel?

3c575 AKA dell "3CCFE575BT-D" help /w 2.4.2 kernel?

Post by scott davi » Wed, 25 Apr 2001 12:37:09



Oboy.

Okay, I decided to get stupid and install the latest RedHat 7.1 (/w
2.4.2-3[?]) kernel on my insane old P2/266 Dell Latitude Laptop (CPi
D266XT)..

I have one of the older **??** 3com CardBus NIC's listed in the subject
above.  Seems like the kernel knows to call the correct driver,
according to my 'messages' log file (3c59x.o), but does not figure out
the hardware config of the NIC.  *sigh*

Anyone have any tricks about what info this baby wants fed to it?  I'm
quite happy to mod my modules.conf with IO, IRQ, etc..  but I dunno
WTF?!  this silly little module needs.

Any help is *GREATLY* appreciated.


My Thanks,
Scott..

 
 
 

3c575 AKA dell "3CCFE575BT-D" help /w 2.4.2 kernel?

Post by scott davi » Wed, 25 Apr 2001 12:59:46


Umm.. Oh Yeah, I forgot to mention -- I have access to other cards at
work.  If there's no significant support for this card available, don't
hold back -- I'm quite receptive to "fsck it, get another card in there!"
style comments..  :-)

> Oboy.

> Okay, I decided to get stupid and install the latest RedHat 7.1 (/w
> 2.4.2-3[?]) kernel on my insane old P2/266 Dell Latitude Laptop (CPi
> D266XT)..

> I have one of the older **??** 3com CardBus NIC's listed in the subject
> above.  Seems like the kernel knows to call the correct driver,
> according to my 'messages' log file (3c59x.o), but does not figure out
> the hardware config of the NIC.  *sigh*

> Anyone have any tricks about what info this baby wants fed to it?  I'm
> quite happy to mod my modules.conf with IO, IRQ, etc..  but I dunno
> WTF?!  this silly little module needs.

> Any help is *GREATLY* appreciated.


> My Thanks,
> Scott..


 
 
 

3c575 AKA dell "3CCFE575BT-D" help /w 2.4.2 kernel?

Post by ando » Wed, 25 Apr 2001 17:43:46


Quote:> I have one of the older **??** 3com CardBus NIC's listed in the subject
> above.  Seems like the kernel knows to call the correct driver,
> according to my 'messages' log file (3c59x.o), but does not figure out
> the hardware config of the NIC.  *sigh*
> Anyone have any tricks about what info this baby wants fed to it?  I'm
> quite happy to mod my modules.conf with IO, IRQ, etc..  but I dunno
> WTF?!  this silly little module needs.

there are at least two ways to do that
A. modules-manually
1. find out the nic settings and pass them as params to driver -
    a great place to check http://www.scyld.com (supported by
    your driver's author Donald Becker) with bunch of utils.
Note: switch off pnp (or skip A.2 and learn to use /etc/isapnp.conf)
2. pass driver params into modules.conf with something like
    #alias eth0 3c5xx
    #alias eth1 3c5xx
    #options eth0 -o io=0x210 irq=10
    #options eth1 -o io=0x300 irq=11
B. builtin-auto
1. you can always compile driver into the kernel (if you ever
    play with that, if not it's always worthy to give a try) which
    is reasonable if you *always* use network with your laptop.
2. modify lilo.conf to let the driver find settings with
    #append="ether=0,0,0,0,eth0 ether=0,0,0,0,eth1"
    under image section (and do not forget to run /sbin/lilo)

> Any help is *GREATLY* appreciated.


> My Thanks,
> Scott..

cheers
Andrzej
 
 
 

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