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Re: One unsuccessfull and two successfull sarge installs

Lennart Sorensen wrote:

On Sat, Mar 05, 2005 at 09:37:30AM +0000, Daniel James wrote:
You can use a generic RTL8139 card in a half-height case - the boards are tiny. Either get one with a half-height bracket, or for the DIY method, get the full-size bracket in a vice, bend it in the right place, cut off the surplus with a hacksaw and drill or cut a new screw hole.

Or if you want something much better than a crappy 8139 I got a dlink
DFE-530TX in a box, which came with both a normal and a low profile
bracket for the back so it would go in either case size.  A few cards
are starting to ship that way now.

I imagine current versions of the 3c905 are even small enough to fit in
a low profile case.

Len Sorensen

Yes, I have a few of those 3com's, but I'd prefer not to try any "tricks", but find a way to get the internal NIC working. If I'm not successfull, I'll probably just make a workstation out of that system.

I figure SiS will do something to improve the situation sometime soon. The chipset is still quite new, from what I understand. However, I do find it a bit strange that they have a driver for the beta 64 bit Windows XP but they can't get one done for Linux yet. I guess they have different priorities.


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