Re: Xircom CE10-BC PCMCIA Ethernetadapter
Thank you verry mutch for this Information, i replace my Xircom Card
with a 3c589D Card from 3COM.
Now i have the Cardservice running, but i dont know how to setup the
Carddriver for the 3com card.
The Cardsevice say unknown Card in Slot 0 or 1.
Where can i find Information how to setup the next step to use my 3com Card?
Best Reguards, Rene
Von: joost witteveen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
An: Rene Bagia <email@example.com>
Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
Datum: Sonntag, 1. März 1998 18:55
Betreff: Re: Xircom CE10-BC PCMCIA Ethernetadapter
>In an attempt to save the world from disaster, Rene Bagia wrote:
>> i am a new Debian Linux user, so i have a little problem
>> to install my pcmcia card service correctly, so i can
>> use my XIRCOM CE10 Pcmcia Ethernet Adapter.
>> I try to install with dselect the pcmcia card service and the
>> pcmcia modules for the 2.0.29 Kernel but i cant use it.
>> I am verry happy for every help.
>Your best bet is to send the XIRCOM card back to the manufacturer,
>with a polite notice that, due to the non-discolsure-agrement they
>force everyone who obtains technical information on their ethernet
>cards to sign, there is no Linux driver available for XIRCOM cards,
>and you are thus unable to use it.
>Or, in other words: XIRCOM forces people to sign NDA's. Thus a driver
>will never be released in source code form, as that whould be "disclosing"
>the information. As linux is GPL, any part of linux essentially also must
>have source code available. This is why you cannot use XIRCOM cards.
>I believe there are binary-only modules available, but I advice you not
>to use those -- you will probably not be able to use them with
>newer versions of the linux kernel, and nobody can fix bugs in them.
>So, really the best thing to do is to replace the XIRCOM card.
>joost witteveen, firstname.lastname@example.org
>The upstream maintainer is allowed to do things different
>than Debian, but only if he has good reasons to do so.
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