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Re: Dell Inspiron 8000


>-- On Thu, Mar 08, 2001 at 11:47:49PM +0000, % wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 08, 2001 at 01:49:53PM -0800, Michael O'Brien wrote:
> >
> >I don't think it uses the 3Com 3c556. The Mobilix web page has you search thru
> >/proc/pci to determine which 3Com device. For me, the ethernet device is:
> >
> >    Ethernet controller: Intel 82557 (rev 8)
> >
> >There's no mention of a Device or Vendor id, which are mentioned on Mobilix
> >page. I believe the built-in port on a Dell is a Xircom RealPort card. The
> >RealPort uses the ne driver according to:
> >
> >    http://lhd.datapower.com/db/dispdriver.php3?DISP?88
> >
> >However, I'm not having much luck getting insmod to take the ne driver. It
> >bails out with unresolved symbols (ei_open, ethdev_init, NS8390_init, etc...).
> 2 problems: 
> the ne driver depends on the 8390 driver. Either insmod that first, or
> (the more intelligent way) use modprobe instead - it will determine
> dependencies for you and install 8390 first.
> the 82557 is NOT an ne2000 clone - it's an Intel Etherexpress Pro
> 10/100 - use the eepro100 driver instead.

Is there a web page that maps chipsets to drivers? How does one know that if
the Ethernet controller is an Intel 82557 then one should use the eepro100?



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