Subject: kern/5662: RPTI EP401 PCMCIA ethernet nic support
To: None <>
From: None <Thilo.Manske@HEH.Uni-Oldenburg.DE>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 06/26/1998 21:35:38
>Number:         5662
>Category:       kern
>Synopsis:       adding support for RPTI EP401 nics
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    kern-bug-people (Kernel Bug People)
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Fri Jun 26 12:50:01 1998
>Originator:     Thilo Manske
>Release:        NetBSD1.3x
System: NetBSD Server 1.3.1 NetBSD 1.3.1 (HEHOL) #14: Mon May 11 04:15:22 MEST 1998 thilo@Server:/usr/src/sys/arch/i386/compile/HEHOL i386
(I don't use the card with this machine, but compiled the kernel on this on.
 Well, it doesn't matter, does it? )

The kernel doesn't find or enable RPTI EP401 (mine sold as "LinkPro PCMCIA Ethernet
TL-5200) ethernet NICs.

Just boot...
add the following to (...)/sys/dev/pcmcia/if_ne_pcmcia.c:

    { "RPTI EP401",
      "RPTI","EP401 Ethernet NE2000 Compatible", 0,
      -1, { 0x00, 0x40, 0x95 } },

(perhaps not perfect, but made mine going).

I suppose there are billions of PCMCIA NE2000 clones around.
Adding support for them seems to be quite easy - even me was
able to do it!  Perhaps someone could write a "HowTo" about it...