Re: 3com509c not recognized
westk <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I was planning on upgrading to the 2.2 kernel as soon as I got the box on the
> network, but now it sounds like I might be better off to download a 2.2 kernel
> now in order to get the NIC working. In which case, maybe I should just forego
> slink and go straight to potato. Or am I just asking for trouble doing that?
Even if you did download 2.2.11 or 2.2.12 (which should be out
really soon now), your 3c905C would not work. 2.2.1 comes with
a little bit older version of the driver that does not recognize
the new 3c905C card. The reason I know that even 2.2.12 will not
work with your card, is that Alan Cox wrote that he will not take
the risk of putting a new version of the driver into 2.2.12. He did
wrote that 2.2.13pre1 should have support for 3c905C.
Also, potato has problems when upgraded from slink (bash gets
removed) so you probably do not want to do that unless you have
read about the workarounds to that problem.
If you are willing to trust me, you can download the 3c59x.o files
I compiled for 2.0.36 and 2.0.37 kernels. The driver modules have
been compiled with gcc 188.8.131.52 against the correct kernel headers.
If you decide to use the drivers I have compiled, you can put them
on e.g. floppy and install them from there. After installing the
module fails with the debian installer, mount the floppy and
install the module from the floppy drive. Later you can copy the
driver over the old driver on the hard disk. The modules can be
found under /lib/modules/
You can get the precompiled drivers from
Heikki Vatiainen * email@example.com
Tampere University of Technology * Tampere, Finland