Network on Digital HiNote 2000

Network on Digital HiNote 2000

Post by Emeka MOSANY » Wed, 22 Apr 1998 04:00:00



Hello,

I am currently installing Linux on a Digital HiNote Ultra 2000
machine. All was fine until the network setup...
In fact, this notebook contains a Xircom combo 10/100 Ethernet and
56k modem card inside. But I don't know how to link it to the /dev/eth0
and /dev/modem.

Here is the situation :

* The pcmcia_core module is loaded correctly.
* I have the xirc2ps_cs module which is the driver for the Xircom card.

However these modules would only work if I plug a PCMCIA card. Since
the Xircom card is inside the notebook, there is not such thing as
"OK, I just plugged a card, wake up and link the driver to it !!!"

I have search information by Xircom, Digital, PCMCIA-Howto, laptop
pages,...

Any suggestion will be welcomed.

Have a nice day.

Emeka MOSANYA
EPFL DI-LSL

 
 
 

Network on Digital HiNote 2000

Post by Motomu Nakashima 24 » Thu, 30 Apr 1998 04:00:00



>   I am currently installing Linux on a Digital HiNote Ultra 2000
>   machine. All was fine until the network setup...
>   In fact, this notebook contains a Xircom combo 10/100 Ethernet and
>   56k modem card inside. But I don't know how to link it to the /dev/eth0
>   and /dev/modem.

>   Here is the situation :

>   * The pcmcia_core module is loaded correctly.
>   * I have the xirc2ps_cs module which is the driver for the Xircom card.

>   However these modules would only work if I plug a PCMCIA card. Since
>   the Xircom card is inside the notebook, there is not such thing as
>   "OK, I just plugged a card, wake up and link the driver to it !!!"

I have the same notebook (GTX5266M).
Try the latest (non-official) release of pcmcia-cs package.
The probing of PCIC for the internal card fails
with the official version 3.0.0.
I succeeded in probing (just now! :-)
with pcmcia-cs.27-Apr-98.tar.gz.
It can be obtained from the primary site of PCMCIA package:
       ftp://hyper.stanford.edu/pub/pcmcia/NEW/

The installing of pcmcia-cs is almost straightforward,
although ether and modem cause some conflict(?)
So I changed 810 line of /etc/pcmcia/config as below:
----------------------------------
card "xircom cem56 ethernet/modem"
  version "xircom", "*", "cem56"
#  bind "xirc2ps_cs", "serial_cs"
  bind "xirc2ps_cs"
----------------------------------
because I don't use the modem :-)

There may be more sophisticated method, but this method is
sufficient for me.
And... of course, try it At Your Own Risk :-)

Happy Hinote Computing!

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 Motomu Nakashima    Dept. of Mech. Eng. & Science
 Tokyo Institute of Technology
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-------------my notebook's dmesg says----------------
(snip)
ppp: version 2.2.0 (dynamic channel allocation)
ppp dynamic channel allocation code copyright 1995 caldera, inc.
ppp line discipline registered.
linux pcmcia card services 3.0.1
  kernel build: 2.0.30 #12 tue apr 28 20:22:41 jst 1998
  options:  [apm]
intel pcic probe:
  ti 1131 cardbus at mem 0x68000000, 2 sockets
    host opts [0]: [pci + serial irq] [pci irq 9] [lat 168/176] [bus 32/34]
    host opts [1]: [pci + serial irq] [pci irq 10] [lat 168/176] [bus 35/37]
    isa irqs (scanned) = 3,4,5,11,15 status change on irq 15
  cirrus pd672x at port 0x3e0 ofs 0x00, 2 sockets
    host opts [2]: [ring] [65/6/3] [1/15/3]
    host opts [3]: [ring] [freq bypass] [65/6/3] [1/15/3]
    isa irqs (default) = 3,4,5,7,9,10,11,12 polled status, interval = 1000 ms
cs: io port probe 0x0100-0x03ff: excluding 0x150-0x157 0x220-0x22f 0x330-0x337 0x388-0x38f
cs: memory probe 0x0d0000-0x0dffff: clean.
xirc2ps_cs.c 1.26 1998/04/08 08:50:32 (werner koch)
loading device 'eth0'...
eth0: mii link partner: 0021
eth0: media 10baset, silicon revision 5
eth0: xircom: port 0x300, irq 3, hwaddr 00:80:c7:cd:da:e2
eth0: media 10baset, silicon revision 5
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