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Re: Potato vs Realtek8029PCI NIC

For what it's worth, I am running one of these cards with the driver
compiled into 2.2.16, rather than as a module.

Here's a snippet from dmesg:

ne2k-pci.c:vpre-1.00e 5/27/99 D. Becker/P. Gortmaker
ne2k-pci.c: PCI NE2000 clone 'RealTek RTL-8029' at I/O 0xe800, IRQ 10.
eth0: RealTek RTL-8029 found at 0xe800, IRQ 10, 52:54:00:E6:65:FB.


On Tue, Aug 22, 2000 at 09:33:45PM +0200, Vitux wrote:
> Trying to build a tiny lan here...
> Recompile fresh 2.2.16 with the ne2k-pci driver as module.
> No signs of nic when booting, insmod ne2k-pci.o gives me "unresolved
> symbols"-error, and ifconfig -yadayada gives me error to the effect
> that there's no hardware to configure.
> So the question is: to nic or not to nic?
> I've determined that the kmod-bit works (all the other modules are
> inserted automagically on request), and little lights are shining
> from nic and hub.
> Is there any other voodoo I have to do to get the card recognised/
> installed/ configured/ whatever?
> It said in a howto somewhere (I forget which, I've pored over so
> many of'em lately;-), that the Realtek RTL8029 is a NE2000-clone,
> and so should use the driver for same... Right?!
> Thanks
> Vitux
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