>>Hi there. I am using a Xircom parallel port ethernet interface. This is not
>>by choice, but what my university gave me. I read what the HOWTO said about
>>Xircom, but I didn't know if there were any drivers or alpha drivers anywhere
>>to help people stuck with these (like there are some drivers for those with
>>Diamond video cards). Thanks much.
>Hi. I'm having the same problem/question. I didn't see any response to this
>message threading through the usenet, so I'll post it again. Does anyone
>have any ideas for getting Xircom Parrallel port Ethernet Adapters to work
>under linux? I think I found a BSD device driver on xircom's board, once...
>at the risk of sounding totally ignorant, is there any chance this would
I think that this quote from the Ethernet-HOWTO is clear enough:
Another group that won't release documentation. No cards
supported. Don't look for any support in the future unless
they release their programming information. And this is
highly unlikely, as they *forbid* you from even reverse-
engineering their drivers. If you are already stuck with one,
see if you can trade it off on some DOS (l)user. Read section
9.01 if you are bored.
And if you just want to verify that this is the case, you can
reach Xircom at 1-800-874-7875 or +1-818-878-7600.
If you need more up to date info, please call one of these numbers.
If you need to connect your portable to ethernet, buy one of the
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Mail: CERN - PPE, Bat. 31 R-004, CH-1211 Geneve 23, Switzerland