Installing on i386 platform with 3COM 3c905c network card, help?

Installing on i386 platform with 3COM 3c905c network card, help?

Post by Jim Wallac » Sat, 02 Oct 1999 04:00:00




Quote:> Hola,

%<  snip

> Here's what I've tried:
>   Redhat or Mandrake - doesn't recognize the card (though the above URL
> has a new driver, that, if I already had the system running, I could use
to
> load into the kernel..  a nice catch-22).

I know that the latest version of Mandrake (6.1) includes the driver code
straight from 3Com.  The module file is called 3c90x I believe.
Unfortunately, the list build into Linuxconf does not include it and install
doesn't autodetect it.  If you go into Linuxconf and manually type 3c90x as
module, things should work as advertised.  You can also make the change
manually in /etc/conf.modules.  Include something like "alias eth0 3c90x."

Jim

 
 
 

1. Installing on i386 platform with 3COM 3c905c network card, help?

dmesg is your friend here. su to root and type: dmesg | more
here's my dmesg:
xl0 at pci0 dev 10 function 0 "3Com 3c905 100Base-TX" rev 0x00:
irq 11 address 00:60:97:b2:a4:ec
xl0: autoneg complete, link status good (half-duplex, 10Mbps)

Haven't figured out how to go to full-duplex yet

According to http://www.openbsd.org/i386.html it is.
Supported Ethernet cards;
3Com 3c9xx, including the 3c905B (newer version), 3c905C, and 3c905B-FX
(100Mbit ethernet over fiber) (xl)

I tried RedHat 5.1, 5.2 and 6.0 on i386 and it works like a charm.

Both at work and home my 3c905 cards work great

Haven't tried NetBSD yet. Waiting for the 1.4 CD
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