Ethernet Mysteries [was:Ethernet Woes]
bkoeller at u.washington.edu
Sat Apr 15 15:54:04 PDT 2000
You guys are freakin' cool. First, for spending your Saturday afternoons
in front of your computers....like me :) and second for satisfying the
mysterious linux spirit that insists you must go through great pain,
suffering and communal misery before anything will work.
The card works now. I had, in Navy terms, been "nuking" the
problem. Instead of specifing an ioport and irq for the kernel to install
the module with, I simply had to 'insmod 3c509' and all was well. Thanks
for the moral support. :)
/do putting rope away
On Sat, 15 Apr 2000, Cliff wrote:
> Hmmm, I have a 3c509 in this box now running slackware 7.0, but I know that
> there are different revs for the chipsets used on these NICs. You shouldn't
> have to specify the irq/io address for the card either. One possibility
> would be to try running isapnp to see if that will pick up the card at all.
> Here's what info I have for my 3com:
> 8352-00 Rev C (handwritten on board)
> 3Com chip-number (the big central chip) is 8350-01
> Let us know what you've got and we can go from there...
> Slowping wrote:
> > I have 3 of these 3c509 ISA cards.
> > I haven't been able to get any of them to work reliably.
> > I personally think its a problem with the module that comes with RedHat.
> > I've tried it with RedHat 6.0, 6.1, and 6.2.
> > Apparently, Slackware can load up these modules fine. If anyone's got
> > Slackware and one of these cards, please verify this.
> > > 1 3Com 3c509b (isa) 10Mbit which I am completely unable to get Linux to
> > > recognize. This is the primary stumbling block. I have two of these
> > > cards, and only one netgear. I need two to setup the gateway. So, at
> > > least on of the 3c509 cards _has_ to work (if I buy anymore computer
> > > stuff my wife'll kill me :)
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