Subject: Re: Xircom woes
To: Johan Danielsson <>
From: Jerry A! <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/03/2001 10:02:48
On Wed, Oct 03, 2001 at 10:24:08AM +0200, Johan Danielsson wrote:
: Jerry A! <> writes:
: > I've attempted modifying the product ids in pcmciavars.h for the
: > CEM56 and REM56 to be 0x110a (instead of 0x110b).
: Eh, the REM56 is 0x110a:
: product XIRCOM REM56 0x110a Xircom RealPort Ethernet 10/100 + Modem 56

Sorry, I wasn't clear enough.  I tried to edit the CIS string to read
"Xircom, CreditCard Ethernet 10/100 + Modem 56" (not sure if the comma
made a difference).  The strange part is that this card is a RealPort
even though the CIS reports it as CreditCard.

: You sure you have the xi driver in your kernel?

Yes.  I wish it were a simple case of boneheadedness.

I swapped some e-mail with one of the authors of NetBSD's if_xi.c.
Turns out that this card is known not to work and there are some
existing PRs.

Now the card works on OpenBSD.  So, I'm trying to figure out what's
different between the two drivers.  Don't hold your breath, device
drivers aren't my strong point.  8)


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