Subject: IBM thinkpad and 3COM 3c589 ethernet card
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG, port-i386@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Michael Eriksson T/N <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/19/1996 09:57:31
I have installed NetBSD-current from 960413 on an IBM 760CD thinkpad.
I am trying to get a 3com ethernet pcmcia card (3c589c) to work in the
machine. I have added John Kohl's pcmcia patches from 960415 (they
applied cleanly).

When I boot the PCMCIA kernel, using the config file from the patch
kit, this is printed on the console:

pcicmaster0 at isa0 port 0x3e0-0x3e1
pcic0 at pcicmaster0: Intel 82365sl Rev. 1 slots 0-1 iomem d4000-d4fff irq 11
pcmcia0 at pcic0
pcmcia0: slot 0 contains <3Com Corporation, 3C589, TP/BNC LAN Card Ver. 2a, 000002>
bus_config failed 19
bus_config failed 19
ep0 at pcmcia0 port 0x300-0x30f irq 10: aui/bnc/utp address 00:a0:24:66:07:27
pcmcia0: slot 1 is empty

The interface looks ok:

shell>ifconfig ep0
	inet netmask 0xffffff80 broadcast

But unfortunately it doesn't work (never gets any packets out on the
wire). Also, the LED on the RJ-45 connector never lights up, which I
guess indicates that the interface isn't really up. It lights up when
I test the card from DOS.

Any ideas/help/..?
Michael Eriksson <>