Subject: Re: DigitalServer 3305 status & PCI 10/100 Ethernet cards?
To: Erik E. Fair <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 04/09/1999 10:11:46
On Fri, 9 Apr 1999 01:38:31 -0700 
 "Erik E. Fair" <> 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:
 > 	LC82C169C
 > 	9903A
 > 	ECP22

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 <>