Subject: Re: NE2100 VLB
To: Sergio Prallon <>
From: Robert L. Shady <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/27/1994 06:46:47
> > I have recently purchased a dealer demo version of an NE2100 compatible 
> > Vesa Local Bus ethernet card.  The problem is, the NE2100 driver in NetBSD
> > requires the use of a DMA channel, while the localbus card does not.  Is
> > this as simple as adding code to allow the driver to work without a DMA
> > channel, or does the entire way the driver works have to be rewritten?

> May be your card is a VLB bus-master card. In this case it will do VESA DMA
> but will not require any of the ISA DMA channels. If it happens to be true,
> you will need some tech specs of the card to program the card own DMA 
> instead of the MB's.

Lovely.. Just what I wanted to hear.  Are there ANY other VLB cards out there
that work with NetBSD-current, or do I have to look into getting programming
info? ;)