Subject: Re: DigitalServer 3305 status & PCI 10/100 Ethernet cards?
To: Erik E. Fair <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Jason Thorpe <email@example.com>
Date: 04/09/1999 10:11:46
On Fri, 9 Apr 1999 01:38:31 -0700
"Erik E. Fair" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> The next thing I tried was putting an additional Ethernet I/F into the
> system: a NetGear FA-310TX 10/100 PCI bus Ethernet card (Rev D2), and
> booting that working kernel again. The kernel reported:
> Lite-On Communications 82C168/82C169 (PNIC) 10/100 Ethernet (ethernet
> network, r
> evision 0x20) at pci0 dev 12 function 0 not configured
> and right on the biggest chip on the card are the markings:
This will be addressed in my new Tulip driver, when it is finished.
(Unfortunately, other things have kept me from paying attention to that
project for a while.)
> So, it seems that the GENERIC kernel does not have a driver that recognizes
> this chip. What's the current "best of breed" (i.e. not brain-damaged) PCI
> 10/100 Ethernet cards that NetBSD will drive well?
3Com 3c905B, Intel EtherExpress PRO 100+, VIA Rhine-based cards
(D-Link DFE 530-TX for example), or genuine Tulips, if you can find them.
-- Jason R. Thorpe <email@example.com>