Subject: Re: Xircom woes
To: Jan-Hinrich Fessel <>
From: Jerry A! <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/04/2001 17:24:26
On Fri, Oct 05, 2001 at 09:09:07AM +1200, Gregory McGarry wrote:
: The xircom cards aren't multifunction cards.  They have an ethernet
: chip sitting *behind* the serial interface.  The combo cards actually
: identify themselves exclusively as serial ports in the CIS.
: The discussion about the product IDs is all wrong.  The xircom cards
: actually have their product IDs in the wrong bytes of the CIS.
: 0x110a and 0x110b are actually the cards capabilities not the
: product ID.  No point modifying pcmciavars.h, it isn't used for matching.
: BTW, thanks for the tip about disabling the com* at pcmica* to get
: the card to work.  Can anyone else verify this?

I tried it out this morning.  It found the network card, but crapped out
the box w/the following error:

xi0 at pcmcia0 function 0 port 0x400-0x40f: Xircom RealPort Ethernet 10/100 + Mo dem 56
xi0: Ethernet address 00:10:a4:f6:56:a4
ifmedia_set: no match for 0x22/0xffffffff
panic: ifmedia_set

Any ideas?


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