On 22 Jun 2006, in the Usenet newsgroup comp.os.linux.hardware, in article
Quote:>We are trying to bring up a davicom dm9008 (advertised as ne2000
>compatible) ethernet controller and having no luck at all. One big
>problem is that the MAC addr in the dm9008 keeps changing, on its own
>as it seems.
[compton ~]$ etherwhois DAVICOM
00-60-6E (hex) DAVICOM SEMICONDUCTOR, INC.
00606E (base 16) DAVICOM SEMICONDUCTOR, INC.
2457 AUGUSTINE DRIVE
SANTA CLARA CA 95054
Looking at google, that seems to be an ISA PnP card that uses the 'ne'
driver, so your modules configuration file (/etc/conf.modules (2.2.x and
older kernels, /etc/modules.conf in 2.4.x and newer) should be set up
per the Ethernet-HOWTO for an NE2000 ISA card. See also the section on
"Problems with NE1000 / NE2000 cards (and clones)" (section 2.6). A
possible problem is that Plug-and-Pray crap. See section 2.9.1 of the
Your best solution may be to toss the card and get ANYTHING else.