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Re: [parisc-linux] NIC & "searching for devices"

On Mon, Feb 21, 2005 at 02:48:32PM -0500, Harry Cochran wrote:
> 1. I need to add a NIC to my C3600. I discovered that there is no driver for
> the 3COM 3C905C and I don't recognize the drivers that are there. Could
> someone please tell me if there is a driver I can download for the 3C905C
> (the 3COM site has a "Linux" driver, but it's only for x86 platforms), or
> alternatively, what's the best 10/100 NIC I can buy and put in for which
> there is a Debian hppa driver.

The driver you're looking for is 3c59x:

config VORTEX
        tristate "3c590/3c900 series (592/595/597) \"Vortex/Boomerang\" support"
        depends on NET_VENDOR_3COM && (PCI || EISA)
        select MII
          This option enables driver support for a large number of 10mbps and
          10/100mbps EISA, PCI and PCMCIA 3Com network cards:

          "Vortex"    (Fast EtherLink 3c590/3c592/3c595/3c597) EISA and PCI
          "Boomerang" (EtherLink XL 3c900 or 3c905)            PCI
          "Cyclone"   (3c540/3c900/3c905/3c980/3c575/3c656)    PCI and Cardbus
          "Tornado"   (3c905)                                  PCI
          "Hurricane" (3c555/3cSOHO)                           PCI

> 2. I upgraded my J6000 to 2.4.27 and added usb support. Now when I boot it
> gets to "Page-cache table entries ..." and then says "Searching for Devices"
> and says "Searching for Devices". This never times out ... it just sits
> there. I did get the machine to boot by adding an EG-PCI and a usb keyboard
> (it automatically went to pa con Graphics(3)), but the graphics are screwy
> (color dummy paints the right half of the screen with the boot lines and it
> dies somewhere along the way that isn't readable). I did get it to boot by
> brining it up in graphics mode, putting it into serial mode (pa con
> Serial_1) and then booting, but now when I boot again in serial mode with no
> keyboard and monitor attached, it says "Searching for Devices" again. I
> would like to get back to the point where it would just boot in serial
> console mode.

I dunno about 2.4 any more.  2.6 works just fine on a C3600 and J6000 though.

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