Subject: Re: IBM thinkpad and 3COM 3c589 ethernet card
To: Michael Eriksson T/N <>
From: David Brownlee <>
List: port-i386
Date: 04/19/1996 12:07:37
On Fri, 19 Apr 1996, Michael Eriksson T/N wrote:

> I have installed NetBSD-current from 960413 on an IBM 760CD thinkpad.
> I am trying to get a 3com ethernet pcmcia card (3c589c) to work in the
> machine. I have added John Kohl's pcmcia patches from 960415 (they
> applied cleanly).
> When I boot the PCMCIA kernel, using the config file from the patch
> kit, this is printed on the console:
> [...]
> pcicmaster0 at isa0 port 0x3e0-0x3e1
> pcic0 at pcicmaster0: Intel 82365sl Rev. 1 slots 0-1 iomem d4000-d4fff irq 11
> pcmcia0 at pcic0
> pcmcia0: slot 0 contains <3Com Corporation, 3C589, TP/BNC LAN Card Ver. 2a, 000002>
> bus_config failed 19
> bus_config failed 19
> ep0 at pcmcia0 port 0x300-0x30f irq 10: aui/bnc/utp address 00:a0:24:66:07:27
> pcmcia0: slot 1 is empty
> [...]
	I get exactly the same behaviour with a 3c589 in a Digital Hinote

> The interface looks ok:
> shell>ifconfig ep0
> 	inet netmask 0xffffff80 broadcast
> But unfortunately it doesn't work (never gets any packets out on the
> wire). Also, the LED on the RJ-45 connector never lights up, which I
> guess indicates that the interface isn't really up. It lights up when
> I test the card from DOS.
> Any ideas/help/..?
	Its probably using the AUI interface - try adding 'link0 link1
	link2' to the end of the ifconfig line.
	(I dont know which link options are needed, but setting them
	all worked for me :)

	Good luck!

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