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Re: PCMCIA ne2000 compatible Ethernet card driver

On Fri, Mar 07, 2008 at 11:34:59AM -0300, Javier Steinaker wrote:
> Hi,
> First of all, sorry for my english. I'm from
> Argentina, and a newbie in NetBSD (Linux user).
> I'm having a problem with the EXP ThinLAN 100 card I
> own: NetBSD doesn't recognize it. Under Linux, it
> works perfect.
> You can see the card here:
> As you can see, the card is an NE-2000 compatible. In
> fact, under Linux works with the ne2000 driver. But
> NetBSD doesn't load the driver. dmesg shows the kernel
> knows there's an Ethernet card in pcmcia0, but
> apparently doesn't know which card it is. The line is
> the next:
> pcmcia0 function 0: <PCMCIA LAN, Ethernet, A,
> 004743118001> (manufacturer 0xffffffff, product
> 0xffffffff)
>  not configured
> As I understand, there are two possibilites:
> * The kernel knows what card it is, but doesn't know
> which driver load. In that case, I've heard that would
> be relatively easy to tell the kernel "the truth",
> modifying a table in the source code. I've looked the
> source, but I cannot understand it very well.
> * The kernel doesn't recognize the card at all. In
> that case, I don't know what I should do (but I hope
> you know).
> Can you tell me about what case we 're talking? And
> provide me a solution?

The first, most probably. Adding it to the table should be easy.
Can you send me the linux dmesg when it probes this card ?

Manuel Bouyer <>
     NetBSD: 26 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference

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