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Re: Intel I55 chipset supported?

On Wed, Nov 25, 2009 at 03:36:29PM +0100, Ignatios Souvatzis wrote:
> "integrated 10/100/1000 Ethernet" (might be: Support for the Intel?
> 82578DC Gigabit Network Connection)

I can't dig up this datasheet immediately -- Intel's website is being
extremely slow -- but from the FreeBSD and Linux drivers it looks as if
this is a follow-on to the 82567 integrated Ethernet which, unfortunately,
uses the programming interface of the newer 82575 instead of that of the
traditional Intel gig chips which 'wm' supports.

We don't have a driver for this.  It might work with NDIS, with the usual
caveats that NDIS probably doesn't work with a 64-bit kernel, could maybe
be fixed by borrowing code from FreeBSD, etc.

The FreeBSD driver for this family of chips is awful.

> The alternative offer is Dell Optiplex 760 MT.
> Chipset is Intel Q43 w/ICH10D
> Integrated Ethernet is 82567LM

This will work.


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