Subject: Re: DELL Latitude and 3c589
To: Juergen Tritthardt <>
From: D'Arcy J.M. Cain <>
List: current-users
Date: 01/27/2000 11:40:03
Thus spake Juergen Tritthardt
> my brand new 3COM PCMCIA ethernet adapter (3CCE589EC) is not working with
> NetBSD-1.4.1 on my DELL Latitude.

I seem to be having the same problem with a 3C589D card on my ThinkPad
560 except that I can get it to work if I boot with the 19991113 release
but when I try building a -current kernel I get the same problem.

> For the first try I booted with the install disk. I saw that the kernel
> recognized the card. Then I tried to configure the network with
> sysinst. sysinst suggests me to use ep1 but the ping was not succesful. I
> switched on logging to see how sysinst is doing the job and replayed
> that. The command
> 	/sbin/ifconfig ep1 inet ... netmask ...
> switched on the LED of the adaptor and gave me the output
> 	pcmcia0: card irq 9

I notice that the boot disk that works gives me irq 5 but the kernel I
build gives me irq 9.

> PS: The card and the network are OK, they are working with RH-Linux.

Ditto except a different NetBSD instead of Linux.

I am copying current-users as well since I am seeing it in -current.

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