anyone have driver for 3com 3c905-tx IBM fast Ethernet PCI card for RS/6000?

anyone have driver for 3com 3c905-tx IBM fast Ethernet PCI card for RS/6000?

Post by Matt » Sat, 15 Sep 2001 04:11:40



Hey All,

I'm looking for a driver for a 3com 3c905-tx Tast Ethernet PCI card for the
RS/6000 machine. I've been to:
http://www-4.ibm.com/software/network/commserver/about/comp_products/...
_csaix.html
and it says that the driver is called:
devices.pci.b7105090

but a check of IBM's software reservoir returns no such software...

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Thanks

matt

 
 
 

anyone have driver for 3com 3c905-tx IBM fast Ethernet PCI card for RS/6000?

Post by Paul Landa » Sat, 15 Sep 2001 19:30:37


It is at:
  ftp service.boulder.ibm.com
  cd /devices/rs6000/oemadapters
  bin
  get 3c905.dd.bin
One thing to note:
  This driver doesn't work on AIX 5.1.
  See the README.TXT file at that ftp site.

Paul Landay

 
 
 

anyone have driver for 3com 3c905-tx IBM fast Ethernet PCI card for RS/6000?

Post by nikke+s.. » Sat, 15 Sep 2001 23:38:04



> Hey All,
> I'm looking for a driver for a 3com 3c905-tx Tast Ethernet PCI card for the
> RS/6000 machine. I've been to:
> http://www-4.ibm.com/software/network/commserver/about/comp_products/...
> _csaix.html
> and it says that the driver is called:
> devices.pci.b7105090

The driver for 3c905-tx-IBM is included in AIX4.3 and above, I've seen
rumors that it's not included in AIX5.1 though.

If you are talking about 3com 3c905-tx (Boomerang) without RS/6k
firmware you need to patch the driver to make it ignore the fact that
it's not an IBM card.

Yes, it's a rather annoying habit to put RS/6k specific firmware into
regular hardware just to force customers to buy RS/6k-branded hardware.
Those who need full IBM support will buy that hardware anyway as to not
void the contract, but those that for example needs 100Mbit to a 43P
testbox isn't that willing to pay the prices IBM wants for standard
hardware with a "this is an IBM adapter" bit set in the firmware.

/Nikke
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