Which nic module for Dec AlphaServer 1000 nic?
The nic card is an EtherWORKS Turbo PCI DE435-AA. The "Device Name
Convention" figure in my AlphaServer manual shows ER or EW prefixes for
ethernet ports (Lance DEC 4220 or Tulip DEC 21040), but my SRM "show device"
shows neither. I see what might be 48-bit ethernet addresses on FRA0 and
FRB0, but the manual says "FR" prefix is for FDDI.
dka0.0.0.6.0 DKA0 RZ28M0568
dka400.4.0.6.0 DKA400 RRD45 1645
mka500.5.0.6.0 MKA500 TLZ07 553A
fra0.0.0.1003.0 FRA0 08-00-2B-B6-90-3B
frb0.0.0.1005.0 FRB0 08-00-2B-B6-A6-84
pka0.7.0.6.0 PKA0 SCSI Bus ID 7
Assuming that the "de4x5" driver is not a module, but is compiled into the
kernel, are there boot parms that will make it recognize my nic card? I
know it worked under WindowsNT.
More generally, where do the *.o kernel modules come from? I scanned the
hard drvice and the Debian Alpha 2.1 cd and couldn't find them.
From: William Brioschi [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Sunday, November 21, 1999 1:59 PM
Subject: Re: FW: Which nic module for Dec AlphaServer 1000 nic?
On Sun, Nov 21, 1999 at 10:01:29AM -0800, simonst@WellsFargo.COM wrote:
> You're right: the AlphaServer 1000/4 does have a Dec card - /proc/pci
> "Ethernet controller: DEC Unknown device (revision 35)"
> I couldn't find tulip.o or de4x5.o on the Debian 2.1 Alpha cd (or on my
> drive). Where do these modules reside? Can I get download them from
AFAIK, the de4x5 driver is compiled in the stock kernel from Debian,
and so you'll not find (nor need) a module for it. Provided it recognizes
your card/chip, which is not highly probable, given that "Unknown device".