kernel 2.6.x and 3c574_cs driver
The bottom line problem is that I'm not able to build a kernel with the
driver for this card. Basically, I can't find it listed in the
configuration tool (make xconfig). The following is a bit of the
history and background information.
I have an old Sony VAIO laptop with a 3Com PCMCIA ethernet card model
3CCFE574BT. I upgraded the kernel from the 2.4 to 2.6.8-2-686 after the
initial installation. This and the 2.4 kernel work with the above
mentioned card without any problems.
There are some minor issues with the ACPI support (I think: the primary
issue being that shutdown will not automatically power down, I have to
do it manually). I had downloaded the 'latest' code some while back for
my home system (188.8.131.52) and copied it to the laptop, configured
(minimal changes to the configuration - made sure all ACPI functions I
could find that made sense were enabled), built kernel-image and
kernel-headers (make-kpkg...) and installed. The PCMCIA ethernet card
was not recognized.
I've repeated the above with the 'stock' source for 2.6.8 from the
Debian archives, with the same result. I can't find or configure the
driver for this card, even though the source file, 3c574_cs.c, is in the
directory structure for the kernel source.
I have only used the 'make xconfig' configuration method, so it may be
that one of the others is more robust. Or there may be other issues.
Your suggestions and pointers are much appreciated.