Subject: Re: VLB NE2100 Card HELP!
To: Paul <>
From: Robert L. Shady <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/27/1994 09:49:25
>> 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?

> AMD have a LANCE compatible (more or less) chip that claims to be
> a NE2100 clone. It more or less is and this card may claim NE2100
> compatibility because it uses that new chip. It doesn't necessarily
> mean it's totally compatible with the real NE2100 cards. The new
> AMD chip does have an option to be configured as a shared mem
> device.

It is an AMD chipset...

> What does the probe message say? In particular, is the chip a LANCE
> or a PCNet-ISA.

It probes as a LANCE.