SMC Ethernet Card Problem Solved

SMC Ethernet Card Problem Solved

Post by Rob Land » Tue, 23 Jan 1996 04:00:00



The key is this: software-configure the card for ed0.  Don't use ed2; ed2
is a * trap that will disable your card and make it look dead (it's
not; a previous posting by Marc Unangst to misc.computing.netbsd.port-i386
explains how to fix it).

Rob Landry

 
 
 

1. PCMCIA Ethernet Card Driver Problem - SMC EZ Card 10/100 PC Card

I just bought an "SMC EZ Card 10/100 Mbps PC Card", which from looking at
some lists of supported cards, looks like it is supported by tulip_cb.  
However, apparenly tulip_cb has been integrated into tulip for the 2.4
kernel using the hotplug interface.  

The card is detected.

"cardctl ident" reveals:

Socket 0:
  no product info available
Socket 1:
  product info: "SMC", "8041TX-10/100-PC-Card", "", ""
  manfid: 0x01bf, 0x8041
  function: 6 (network)

After adding the manfid info to /etc/pcmcia/config, it recognizes the card
by name, but fails with one high and one low beep.  /var/log/messages shows:

Jan 18 23:54:53 localhost cardmgr[1067]: initializing socket 1
Jan 18 23:54:53 localhost cardmgr[1067]: socket 1: SMC 8041TX-10/100-PC-Card
Jan 18 23:54:53 localhost cardmgr[1067]: executing: 'modprobe cb_enabler'
Jan 18 23:54:53 localhost cardmgr[1067]: executing: 'modprobe tulip'
Jan 18 23:54:54 localhost kernel: Linux Tulip driver version 0.9.15-pre6
(July 2, 2001)
Jan 18 23:54:54 localhost cardmgr[1067]: +
/lib/modules/2.4.9-13/kernel/drivers/net/tulip/original/tulip.o:
init_module: No such device
Jan 18 23:54:54 localhost cardmgr[1067]: +
/lib/modules/2.4.9-13/kernel/drivers/net/tulip/original/tulip.o: insmod
/lib/modules/2.4.9-13/kernel/drivers/net/tulip/original/tulip.o failed
Jan 18 23:54:54 localhost cardmgr[1067]: + Hint: insmod errors can be
caused by incorrect module parameters, including invalid IO or IRQ
parameters

I'm running a RedHat 7.1 system  Does this mean that the tulip driver is
not compatible with my new card?  If so, can anyone recommend a very
well-supported and compatible pcmcia ethernet card?

Thanks,
bg

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