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Re: Making via-rhine card to work under hurd...

No answer, :-(

Any ways, this is weird...  /dev/klog doesn't provide any error... 
Now I noticed with the binary from debian the via rhine was getting
detected, but didn't work.  From tones of mails I've read I supposed
it was due to IRQ sharing, since under linux I see how they are shared
for everything...

Although with not much hope I got to compile gnumach (after trials
with L4-hurd and oskit-gnumach) just with basic options
(--build=i686-pc-gnu --host=i686-pc-gnu --enable-lpr --enable-ide
--enable-viarhine) and a patch from debian ftp site.  After doing so I
never see the via rhine detection after boot.  So I'm guessing the
driver doesn't work properly since the card was getting detected
before at least...

Has any one insisted on this network card?  Any work around (maybe
using sis900 driver, maybe applying a patch, or overriding some
sources from the linux 2.4 kernel)?


On 5/28/05, Javier-Elias Vasquez-Vivas <jevv.cr@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hmmm....  Nobody answered...
> Any ways...  L4 is not to have a console on top of it yet (tried it
> already, and it's not there yet)...  Oskit-mach doesn't even boot, I
> got the misterious page fault when booting...
> And I confirmed lots of interrupts are shared by the laptop.  I read
> somewhere the solution was to compile gnumach removing items sharing
> IRQs not to be used, however that's not possible since when perfoming
> lspci -v, it looks like IRQ11, the one used for the ehternet card, is
> also shared by the HD, the video card, usb controllers and pcmcia
> controllers...  So essentially I'm running out of options...  No
> network connection no nothing...  :-(  Bios lacks any options to
> disable IRQ sharing...
> If someone has any hints on how to solve this, let me know, so far it
> looks like I have to wait till Hurd-L4 finally provides at least a
> shell to work under (doesn't seem soon though, :-(...)
> Thx,
> On 5/22/05, Javier-Elias Vasquez-Vivas <jevv.cr@gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I have dell laptop inspiron 600M, with network card via-rhine.  I'm
> > sure there are shared irqs, since on linux under /proc/interrupts
> > that's evident.  I read that's a problem...  It also includes ipw2100
> > wireless card, but I guess it's a dream to have that working as of
> > now...
> >
> > Problem is that I can't change pci slots since I don't want to mangle
> > around with the laptop, and the bios (A14 by the way) doesn't show any
> > option not to share irqs...
> >
> > I want to be able to apt, since I did a cross-installation, but with
> > no network card working that's  kind of not possible...
> >
> > Would the solution be downloading under linux a kernel supporting
> > via-rhine and shared irqs (l4 maybe)?  If so which kernel is that?
> > Would it be possible to compile it under basic system gotten after a
> > cross-install from debian (all libraries and requirements available
> > under such basic system)?  If so, any instructions to compile such
> > kernel and boot with it?
> >
> > I've read several mail exchanges when looking under google, but non is
> > conclusive on what to do in order to get the network card working...
> >
> > Thx,
> >
> > --
> > Javier-Elias Vasquez-Vivas

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