Got 100Mbps from 3Com 3c905BTX on RH 5.2, finally

Got 100Mbps from 3Com 3c905BTX on RH 5.2, finally

Post by Ray War » Thu, 24 Dec 1998 04:00:00

Red Hat 5.2, kernel 2.0.36-0.7, one 3Com 3c905BaseTX 10/100Mbps NIC

Driver loaded into the kernel, not a module.

The card would power on at 100Mbps according to my hub, then drop down
to 10Mbps when the driver was loaded.

I added at the boot prompt:  LILO:  linux ether=0,0,4,4,eth0

Seems to work!


1. RH 5.2, USR 56 Pnp modem (NOT Winmodem)) - Finally!

    Well, after two weeks of cursing and pulling my hair out, I finally got
my modem to work perfectly under Linux. I thought I'd be smart and upgrade
my kernel to 2.2.6, to get PnP support. Heh. What a fool I was. Finally, I
started messing around with the few jumpers on my board (my modem
documentation said nothing about the jumpers), I managed to get the modem on
Com 2, using all the correct port and IRQ settings. Voila, Minicom dialed my
modem, ezPPP dialed my modem, Usernet dialed my modem... I was very happy.
So the moral of the story is, if you are using a PnP modem, one way to save
yourself a lot of headache is to try and disable the PnP on the modem,
despite what the 2.2.6 kernel may claim about PnP support. (Although I have
to say that with a little bit of tweaking, it worked wonderfully with my SB
AWE64 PnP - thanks to isapnptools.)


Jeff Wilson
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