SMC EtherPower PCI network

SMC EtherPower PCI network

Post by Nathan Hartwe » Tue, 09 Jan 1996 04:00:00



  In the 1.3.55 kernel config scripts, there's a commented out prompt for
the DEC chip that is used on the SMC EtherPower PCI cards.  Does anyone
know if/when this will be ready?  I have just upgraded to a P120 and now
have one of these cards in my system.  I'd rather not go back to an ISA
network card, if I could help it.

--
Nathan Hartwell

 
 
 

SMC EtherPower PCI network

Post by Lalo » Fri, 12 Jan 1996 04:00:00



>  In the 1.3.55 kernel config scripts, there's a commented out prompt for
>the DEC chip that is used on the SMC EtherPower PCI cards.  Does anyone
>know if/when this will be ready?  I have just upgraded to a P120 and now
>have one of these cards in my system.  I'd rather not go back to an ISA
>network card, if I could help it.

>--
>Nathan Hartwell


I have compiled 1.3.56 and it works perfectly well with the same card...

 
 
 

SMC EtherPower PCI network

Post by Mark Corni » Sun, 14 Jan 1996 04:00:00


:   In the 1.3.55 kernel config scripts, there's a commented out prompt for
: the DEC chip that is used on the SMC EtherPower PCI cards.  Does anyone
: know if/when this will be ready?  I have just upgraded to a P120 and now
: have one of these cards in my system.  I'd rather not go back to an ISA
: network card, if I could help it.

It works now and has for at least as long as I've been using it (about
six months) and probably longer. I really don't know why it's still
commented out in the config - maybe someone forgot about it?

--mark

--
Mark Cornick

http://evol.resnet.jmu.edu/~mark/

 
 
 

SMC EtherPower PCI network

Post by Daniel Sil » Tue, 16 Jan 1996 04:00:00



: :   In the 1.3.55 kernel config scripts, there's a commented out prompt for
: : the DEC chip that is used on the SMC EtherPower PCI cards.  Does anyone
: : know if/when this will be ready?  I have just upgraded to a P120 and now
: : have one of these cards in my system.  I'd rather not go back to an ISA
: : network card, if I could help it.

: It works now and has for at least as long as I've been using it (about
: six months) and probably longer. I really don't know why it's still
: commented out in the config - maybe someone forgot about it?

Can anyone out there help me with the location of this driver?

Please email me! (addr below)

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SMC EtherPower PCI network

Post by Anders Ulfhede » Thu, 18 Jan 1996 04:00:00




>It works now and has for at least as long as I've been using it (about
>six months) and probably longer. I really don't know why it's still
>commented out in the config - maybe someone forgot about it?

I have tried to use the new-tulip.c driver for Linux kernel 1.3.57 with
no luck.
This new driver redefines init_etherdev as:

        struct device *init_etherdev(struct device *dev, int sizeof_private,
                                                         unsigned long *mem_startp);

which is already defined in linux/etherdevice.h. The driver also makes
the call
to init_etherdev with the three parameters:

        dev = init_etherdev(0, sizeof(struct tulip_private)
                                                + PKT_BUF_SZ*RX_RING_SIZE,
                                                &mem_start);

which also causes a compile error. The current prototype in
linux/etherdevice.h
has only two args (as the rest of the card drivers have).

Any hints?

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SMC EtherPower PCI network

Post by Suom{ki Jus » Sun, 21 Jan 1996 04:00:00



: :   In the 1.3.55 kernel config scripts, there's a commented out prompt for
: : the DEC chip that is used on the SMC EtherPower PCI cards.  Does anyone
: : know if/when this will be ready?  I have just upgraded to a P120 and now
: : have one of these cards in my system.  I'd rather not go back to an ISA
: : network card, if I could help it.

: It works now and has for at least as long as I've been using it (about
: six months) and probably longer. I really don't know why it's still
: commented out in the config - maybe someone forgot about it?

: --mark

Does it work with the new 21041 chip too ?
It didn't find my card -> Unknown PCI device.....

tulip.c for 1.2.* kernel v0.7a 6/30/95 from here:
http://cesdis.gsfc.nasa.gov/linux/drivers/tulip.html

--




 
 
 

SMC EtherPower PCI network

Post by Ben Johnso » Mon, 22 Jan 1996 04:00:00





> : :   In the 1.3.55 kernel config scripts, there's a commented out prompt for
> : : the DEC chip that is used on the SMC EtherPower PCI cards.  Does anyone
> : : know if/when this will be ready?  I have just upgraded to a P120 and now
> : : have one of these cards in my system.  I'd rather not go back to an ISA
> : : network card, if I could help it.

> : It works now and has for at least as long as I've been using it (about
> : six months) and probably longer. I really don't know why it's still
> : commented out in the config - maybe someone forgot about it?

> : --mark

> Does it work with the new 21041 chip too ?
> It didn't find my card -> Unknown PCI device.....

My question exactly!  I haven't had any luck getting
the tulip drivers to work my 21041 based SMC EtherPower.
The de4x5 driver seems to be working, however, even though
it complains it can't find the media while booting.

I can derive more specifics if the 21041 is supposed to
work and I'm just doing something wrong.   Basically,
I've tried 1.2.* and 1.3.24 w/ the standard tulip.c

-benJ           http://uffda.ncsa.uiuc.edu/people/johnsonb/

- Show quoted text -

> tulip.c for 1.2.* kernel v0.7a 6/30/95 from here:
> http://cesdis.gsfc.nasa.gov/linux/drivers/tulip.html

> --





 
 
 

SMC EtherPower PCI network

Post by Greg Sieka » Tue, 23 Jan 1996 04:00:00






> > : :   In the 1.3.55 kernel config scripts, there's a commented out prompt for
> > : : the DEC chip that is used on the SMC EtherPower PCI cards.  Does anyone
> > : : know if/when this will be ready?  I have just upgraded to a P120 and now
> > : : have one of these cards in my system.  I'd rather not go back to an ISA
> > : : network card, if I could help it.

> > : It works now and has for at least as long as I've been using it (about
> > : six months) and probably longer. I really don't know why it's still
> > : commented out in the config - maybe someone forgot about it?

> > : --mark

> > Does it work with the new 21041 chip too ?
> > It didn't find my card -> Unknown PCI device.....

> My question exactly!  I haven't had any luck getting
> the tulip drivers to work my 21041 based SMC EtherPower.
> The de4x5 driver seems to be working, however, even though
> it complains it can't find the media while booting.

> I can derive more specifics if the 21041 is supposed to
> work and I'm just doing something wrong.   Basically,
> I've tried 1.2.* and 1.3.24 w/ the standard tulip.c

> -benJ              http://uffda.ncsa.uiuc.edu/people/johnsonb/

> > tulip.c for 1.2.* kernel v0.7a 6/30/95 from here:
> > http://cesdis.gsfc.nasa.gov/linux/drivers/tulip.html

Try http://studentweb.tulane.edu/~siekas/linux/smc8432.html

Greg

 
 
 

SMC EtherPower PCI network

Post by Mat Withe » Tue, 23 Jan 1996 04:00:00



: >It works now and has for at least as long as I've been using it (about
: >six months) and probably longer. I really don't know why it's still
: >commented out in the config - maybe someone forgot about it?

: I have tried to use the new-tulip.c driver for Linux kernel 1.3.57 with
: no luck.
: This new driver redefines init_etherdev as:

:       struct device *init_etherdev(struct device *dev, int sizeof_private,
:                                                        unsigned long *mem_startp);

: which is already defined in linux/etherdevice.h. The driver also makes
: the call
: to init_etherdev with the three parameters:

:       dev = init_etherdev(0, sizeof(struct tulip_private)
:                                               + PKT_BUF_SZ*RX_RING_SIZE,
:                                               &mem_start);

: which also causes a compile error. The current prototype in
: linux/etherdevice.h
: has only two args (as the rest of the card drivers have).

: Any hints?

: /Anders
: +---------------------+------------------------------------------------


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New drivers are available from:

http://cesdis.gsfc.nasa.gov/linux/drivers/new-tulip.c

the latest version of tulip.c is v0.10 and it has the above problems
compiling with 1.3.xx kernels.

The way I got around this was to comment out :

  #include <linux/etherdevice.h>

on about line 43 of v0.10 of tulip.c. Whether this is a 'nice' way
to solve this problem - I don't know. But it does work for me.

                        Cheers

                        Mat

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SMC EtherPower PCI network

Post by Za » Mon, 29 Jan 1996 04:00:00



>  In the 1.3.55 kernel config scripts, there's a commented out prompt for
>the DEC chip that is used on the SMC EtherPower PCI cards.  Does anyone
>know if/when this will be ready?  I have just upgraded to a P120 and now
>have one of these cards in my system.  I'd rather not go back to an ISA
>network card, if I could help it.

Anyone know what the earliest kernel that *will* work with SMC
Etherpower is?

I have 1.2.13  but so far I cannot convince it to work

(tried 1.3.XX   and either could not compile or had wierd problems
with just about everthing else!)

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1. SMC EtherPower II 10/100 PCI network card

Hi,

We are interested if there is a driver under
Linux for the card SMC EtherPower II 10/100 PCI (SMC 9432TX).
We tried the tulip driver for the card
but it seems that our new card has a different
chipset.                             ^^^^^^^^^

Tulip-setup says:


DC0 Tulip chip registers at 0xf800:
  00000000 00000000 0000001d 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
00003814
  0000e000 00004800 0000ffff 0000ffff 00004000 00000000 00003878
00003878
 The Rx process state is 'Stopped'.
 The Tx process state is 'Stopped'.
EEPROM contents:
  0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000
  .
  .
  0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000
 ID CRC 0xe3 (vs. 00), complete CRC 3b59d4af.
 An old-style EEPROM layout was found.
 The old-style layout does not contain transceiver control information.
 This board may not work, or may work only with a subset of transceiver
 options or data rates.

In /proc/pci linux says:

PCI devices found:
  Bus  0, device  19, function  0:
    Ethernet controller: Unknown vendor Unknown device (rev 6).
      Vendor id=10b8. Device id=5.
      Fast devsel.  Fast back-to-back capable.  IRQ 9.  Master Capable.
Latency=64.  Min Gnt=8.Max Lat=28.
      I/O at 0xf800.
      Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xffbee000.

Does someone have a solution?

Thanks,
                        Ferenc and Peter

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