Subject: Re: New Netgear FA310TX support?
To: Charles M. Hannum <>
From: Matt Thomas <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/09/1998 16:52:13
At 04:47 PM 10/9/98 , Charles M. Hannum wrote:
>> I just received a new Netgear FA310TX with the "new" Netgear NIC
>> that is supposedly a 21140 clone.  It is not recognized correctly
>> be the 'de' driver.  It claims to be a "Lite-On Communications"
>> card, product id 0x0002.  Modifying the tulip_pci_probe in if_de.c
>> to recognize the Lite-On vendor id wasn't enough.  It appeared to
>> probe, printing only:
>> de0 at pciX slot X function X
>Yah, the driver also does funny things with the chip revision number.

That's because chips do different things depending on their revision

>I had similar issues (as well as some actual bugs in the driver, which
>I kluged around) when I was poking at a Macronix 21140A clone some
>time ago.  I sent mail summarizing my findings, but Matt never

I submitted most of the changes but not all.
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