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Re: a newbie's question

Anthony Fok wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 29, 1999 at 01:42:51AM +0800, Dragon wrote:
> > First I can't configure the X to recognize my Matrox G200, all I can use
> > is VGA16(other mode simple failed), which is untolerable. Redhat
> > automatically recognize my G200.
> You are using Debian 2.1, aren't you?  :-)  The XFree86 in Debian 2.1
> (Slink) is severely outdated.  Fortunately, there is a XFree86 3.3.4
> built for slink.  Add this line to /etc/apt/sources.list:
> deb http://samosa.debian.org/%7Ebranden/ slink/
> and I am sure you know how to do the rest of the magic with dselect and
> apt-get.  For more information about X on Debian, see
> "http://www.debian.org/~branden/xsf.html";.
> > Second, I am using 3Com's 3c905c, and in 3Com's website there is a driver
> > source for Linux, that's great. However, after I created the modules
> > 3c90x.o and put it in the right directory, add a line 'alias eth0 3c90x'
> > in /etc/conf.modules. The network simply not responding no matter how I
> > tried, even I set the right IP/mask/gateway. I do the same with Redhat and
> > it works.
> I am not sure which version of modutils you're using.  In the latest Debian
> potato, /etc/conf.modules has been renamed to /etc/modules.conf (when?  I
> don't know.  I just noticed the change.)  Also, on potato, you do NOT edit
> /etc/conf.modules or /etc/modules.conf directly, but rather, you edit the
> files in /etc/modutils/.  Don't know if it applies though.

The driver for 3c905 series by Donald Becker _is_ included in slink and
it's called
3c59x. See http://cesdis1.gsfc.nasa.gov/linux/drivers/ for more info.
I've no problem in
using it for a 3c905b NIC recently in slink.

Hope this helps,

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