Subject: Re: Mylex PNA960 4-port Ethernet Adapter
To: Jason R Thorpe <>
From: Jared D. McNeill <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/18/2001 22:55:41
On Tue, 16 Oct 2001, Jason R Thorpe wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 15, 2001 at 10:52:31AM -0300, wrote:
>  > > Have you tried plugging it in and seeing what it probes as?  In any case,
>  > > the presence of the i960 suggests that it's something cleverer than the
>  > > average quad fast Ethernet card, just like a Mylex RAID controller is
>  > > cleverer than the average dual-channel SCSI card.
>  >
>  > On NetBSD/alpha 1.5Y, it comes up as IIRC a 'Network adapter', not configured.
> It's probably an I2O network adapter.  Try the "iopl" (I2O LAN) driver.

iopl driver didn't pick it up. I emailed Mylex/IBM, and they said that
they lost the user manual on the card and that it probably wasn't an I2O
device anyway.. then they suggested I ask on a BSD or Linux mailing list..
at least they were honest about it :D

By the way, it probes as an Xpoint Technologies (0x11b8) ethernet device,
product Id 0x0001.

I really hate to see this thing go to waste.. if I can't get this working
I'm going to have to resort to two Realtek 8029's for this Alpha.