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fuck [Jun. 20th, 2001|10:04 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick
the Xircom CardBus Ethernet II 10/100 card I got doesn't work with Linux...

looking in /var/log/daemon.log after I insert it, it says it's an unsupported card.

I forgot I'm letting Blythe borrow a PCMCIA network card that I used to use in my Windows CE handheld, so I'm going to go pick that up and hope it works.


But it's summer... so it's okay. I like challenges. It'll feel good when it's all working. I knew this was gonna suck.

[User Picture]From: jhf
2001-06-20 10:33 pm (UTC)
Which drivers are you using, the ones in the kernel tree or the ones in the the pcmcia-cs package? When I still had my toshiba (back in the 2.3 cycle) the drivers were totally different.

My (redhat-patched) tree shows two drivers for xircom_tulip cards, and the pcmcia-cs package shows Xircom CBE2-100BTX as being supported by the tulip driver.

I got those unsupported card messages too, but ended up getting the card working with the plain-old tulip (non-pcmcia) driver from the kernel tree. Only problem was it wouldn't hotplug, so I built the driver into the kernel statically (it's built to handle hotplug-pci now, so it could deal with that).

It was a lot of fiddling, though. Dave Hinds hates both me and my Toshiba.
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[User Picture]From: dakus
2001-06-20 10:49 pm (UTC)
You keep saying..."But it's summer..."

Rainman Brad...
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[User Picture]From: scsi
2001-06-20 11:01 pm (UTC)
My Dell came with a Xircom 10/100 + 56k Modem, and they both (NIC and Modem) work great under RH 7.0 (since your looking in daemon.log, i take it your not running redhat.. :) The nic card detected during install, and the modem needed a bit of "persuasion" for it to work correctly (this was all under kernel 2.2.x, not 2.4.x)
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[User Picture]From: bradfitz
2001-06-21 03:18 am (UTC)
I got the bitch workin'. :-P
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