Subject: Re: trouble with pcmcia ethernets
To: Chuck Silvers <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Aymeric Vincent <email@example.com>
Date: 03/11/2001 14:12:57
Chuck Silvers <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> ne2 at pcmcia1 function 0 port 0x400-0x40f port 0x410-0x41f
> ne2: Linksys Combo EthernetCard Ethernet
> ne2: where did the card go?
This issue was raised multiple times. Most ne2k cards expect their I/O
addresses to be within 0x300 and 0x3ff.
I don't remember who changed the default address from 0x300 to 0x400
some months ago, arguing that the standards say it should work at
0x400. Experience shows it doesn't.
Here is a change I did to dev/pcmcia/pcmcia_cis_quirks.c to get my
ne-card to work, but I don't think it is the way to go.
date: 2001/01/10 17:37:27; author: aymeric; state: Exp; lines: +75 -3
Added four config entries for the DLink DE-650CT.
XXX I think we should have if_ne_pcmcia.c try to allocate I/O addresses
around 0x300 or we'll end up with a lot of quirks for NE2k based
cards which have bad CIS's.
> ep1 at pcmcia1 function 0 port 0x400-0x40f: 3Com 3c562 33.6
> Modem/10Mbps Ethernet
> ep1: wrote 0x7ff to TX_AVAIL_THRESH, read back 0x7c7. Interface disabled
> ep1: couldn't configure controller
Maybe ep* have the same problem?
However, you may want to read the comment at line 66 of
dev/isa/i82365_isasubr.c, and look for the code that does the probe in
the same file. Maybe that's where the problem actually is.
I don't know i386 busses and such well, so I can't debug this, but I
think someone should really take care of this seriously as otherwise,
people with old laptops will stop using NetBSD thinking their PCMCIA
port is badly supported.