Re: HELP: eth0 not recognized
Regarding "HELP: eth0 not recognized" of 16:25 +0900 1998-01-30, David
>I've got an ISA ethernet card that has E2000 printed on it, and
>so I've assumed it's an NE2000 compatible. There's a paper
>note taped on the inside of the machine that says that the
>ethernet card is IRQ 7, and I've tried booting from LILO with
>"linux ether=7", but no go. I've tried any number of ways, but
>to no avail. When I boot under W95, however, the card works
>fine. Although I know practically nothing about hardware, I
>was under the impression that NE2000 compatible cards were
>very common and should definitely be seen by the default kernel.
You probably need to specify the IO address also (as stated in another reply).
The "E2000" makes me suspect that the card is a cabletron card. The
following is from the Ethernet HOWTO:
Donald writes: `Yes, another one of these companies that won't release
its programming information. They waited for months before actually
confirming that all their information was proprietary, deliberately
wasting my time. Avoid their cards like the plague if you can. Also
note that some people have phoned Cabletron, and have been told things
like `a D. Becker is working on a driver for linux' -- making it sound
like I work for them. This is NOT the case.'
If you feel like asking them why they don't want to release their low
level programming info so that people can use their cards, write to
email@example.com. Tell them that you are using Linux, and are
disappointed that they don't support open systems. And no, the usual
driver development kit they supply is useless. It is just a DOS object
file that you are supposed to link against. Which you aren't allowed
to even reverse engineer.
5.11.1. E10**, E10**-x, E20**, E20**-x
Status -- Semi-Supported
These are NEx000 almost-clones that are reported to work with the
standard NEx000 drivers, thanks to a ctron-specific check during the
probe. If there are any problems, they are unlikely to be fixed, as
the programming information is unavailable.
Joel "Espy" Klecker Debian GNU/Linux Developer <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
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