Linksys EtherFast 10/10 PC Card (PCMPC100)

Linksys EtherFast 10/10 PC Card (PCMPC100)

Post by Joseph C. Kope » Mon, 29 May 2000 04:00:00



I am using the Linksys EtherFast 10/10 PC Card (PCMPC100) in an IBM
ThinkPad 600x running RedHat 6.2.  The /etc/pcmcia/config file has an
entry for the card reading as follows:

    card "Linksys EtherFast 10/100 Fast Ethernet"
        version "Linksys", "EtherFast 10/100 PC Card (PCMPC100)"
        bind "pcnet_cs"

Upon booting, the pcnet_cs modules (and several other modules that
pcnet_cs apparently has dependency relationships with) are launched, so
that an lsmod brings up the following (several unrelated modules not
listed):

    Module       Size      Used By
    pcnet_cs     8504      1
    8390         6136      0 [pcnet_cs]
    ds           6696      2 [pcnet_cs]
    i82365       29800     2
    pcmcia_core  44480     0 [pcne_cs ds i82365]

The card works fine, but my question is as follows:  in addition to PC
Card modules, are there any separate ethernet modules that I have to use
to get it to work?  I thought I read somewhere that the card used the ne
module, so I have added the following to /etc/conf.modules:

    alias eth0 ne
    options ne irq=4

(4 being a free irg).  Upon boot, eth0 fails, and the lsmod does not
reveal the ne module, but, as I mentioned above, the ethernet card works
fine.  I guess my question is, does the loading of pcnet and related
modules obviate the need for a separate ethernet module?  Any thoughts
would be much appreciated.

 
 
 

Linksys EtherFast 10/10 PC Card (PCMPC100)

Post by Derek Colle » Mon, 29 May 2000 04:00:00


Is this system dual-boot? If so, you can pick up the io and irq values from
the Windows control panel - Network.
My Linksys Ether16 LAN Card came with a DOS utility that I had to use to
turn PnP off before I could use the NIC in Linux. The DOS util required me
to boot from a Win9x boot floppy - (I have RH6.2 and NT dual boot)

There is a small section for Linux support at http://www.linksys.com

HTH

Derek


> I am using the Linksys EtherFast 10/10 PC Card (PCMPC100) in an IBM
> ThinkPad 600x running RedHat 6.2.  The /etc/pcmcia/config file has an
> entry for the card reading as follows:

>     card "Linksys EtherFast 10/100 Fast Ethernet"
>         version "Linksys", "EtherFast 10/100 PC Card (PCMPC100)"
>         bind "pcnet_cs"

> Upon booting, the pcnet_cs modules (and several other modules that
> pcnet_cs apparently has dependency relationships with) are launched, so
> that an lsmod brings up the following (several unrelated modules not
> listed):

>     Module       Size      Used By
>     pcnet_cs     8504      1
>     8390         6136      0 [pcnet_cs]
>     ds           6696      2 [pcnet_cs]
>     i82365       29800     2
>     pcmcia_core  44480     0 [pcne_cs ds i82365]

> The card works fine, but my question is as follows:  in addition to PC
> Card modules, are there any separate ethernet modules that I have to use
> to get it to work?  I thought I read somewhere that the card used the ne
> module, so I have added the following to /etc/conf.modules:

>     alias eth0 ne
>     options ne irq=4

> (4 being a free irg).  Upon boot, eth0 fails, and the lsmod does not
> reveal the ne module, but, as I mentioned above, the ethernet card works
> fine.  I guess my question is, does the loading of pcnet and related
> modules obviate the need for a separate ethernet module?  Any thoughts
> would be much appreciated.


 
 
 

Linksys EtherFast 10/10 PC Card (PCMPC100)

Post by Ra » Mon, 29 May 2000 04:00:00



Quote:>I am using the Linksys EtherFast 10/10 PC Card (PCMPC100) in an IBM
>ThinkPad 600x running RedHat 6.2.  The /etc/pcmcia/config file has an
>entry for the card reading as follows:

<SNIP>

Quote:

>The card works fine, but my question is as follows:  in addition to PC
>Card modules, are there any separate ethernet modules that I have to use
>to get it to work?

The PCMCIA software should handle loading any necessary modules.

Quote:>  I thought I read somewhere that the card used the ne
>module, so I have added the following to /etc/conf.modules:

>    alias eth0 ne
>    options ne irq=4

I don't think you want that but it's probably harmless.  

Quote:>(4 being a free irg).  Upon boot, eth0 fails, and the lsmod does not
>reveal the ne module,

If you look at the output of dmesg I think you'll see that the ne.o module
is trying to load but failing because it can't find a device to work with.

Quote:> but, as I mentioned above, the ethernet card works
>fine.  I guess my question is, does the loading of pcnet and related
>modules obviate the need for a separate ethernet module?

Yes

--
Ray

 
 
 

Linksys EtherFast 10/10 PC Card (PCMPC100)

Post by Bas Michielse » Tue, 30 May 2000 04:00:00



> (4 being a free irg).  Upon boot, eth0 fails, and the lsmod does not
> reveal the ne module, but, as I mentioned above, the ethernet card works
> fine.  I guess my question is, does the loading of pcnet and related
> modules obviate the need for a separate ethernet module?  Any thoughts
> would be much appreciated.

The pcnet_cs module drives the ethernet card, you don't need to
worry about other modules.

--
Bas Michielsen
14, avenue du Corail
31650 St. Orens de Gameville
France
++33 (0)5 61 00 25 64

 
 
 

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