Subject: Re: Intel EtherExpress Pro/10+
To: None <email@example.com>
From: Ignatios Souvatzis <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 12/04/2001 10:12:32
On Wed, Nov 28, 2001 at 10:18:08AM -0800, sudog wrote:
> isn't the driver for that card "iy0"? I run some of those here, it's the
> ISA model right? I run a bunch of those. There were some problems earlier
> in the driver but I think they've been fixed and had mainly to do with
> systems that had multiple iy devices in them..
No, it's not iy.
I've probably whined about this a couple++ times already on several mailing
lists... read on.
There are at least three, maybe four, completely different, but nearly
indistinguisble by name chipsets out there. Complain to Intel Marketing.
Name Bus Speed Driver
Intel Etherexpress ISA 10 ix
Intel Etherexpress PRO ISA(+PCMCIA?) 10 iy
Intel Etherexpress PRO/10+ ? 10 != iy
Intel Etherexpress PRO 10/100 PCI 10/100 fxp
The iy chipset was only manifactured and sold for a very short time, and
shortly after that, Intel used to deny its existence for several years.
(Thats why the iy driver was broken for so long - I simply couldn't get
the full documentation until very recently, when they apparently changed
some or their policies, or at least procedures.)