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Re: Is the 3COM 3C509B PCI (PCI PCI PCI __not__ ISA) supported?

The 3c59x module is built right into the stock kernel (at least for potato).  You don't even have to load a module.  As long as it is recognized, it should work.  I just did an
install yesterday on one, and I skipped all the configure modules stuff--just configured the network and I was off.  Check ifconfig and "cat /proc/interrupts" to see it it's
installed.  Other than that, it's a sweet card.  I dinked around for a whole day with a realtek and finally just swapped it for a 3c905b and life has been sweet ever since.


Ray Percival wrote:

> I just use the Vortex module. I know the numbers are not right but it works very well vor me 3C9XXX is the model number I think will have to check when I get home to make sure.
> ---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
> From: Chris Majewski <majewski@cs.ubc.ca>
> Date: Wed, 30 Aug 2000 11:15:04 -0700 (PDT)
> >I bought a 3c509b PCI thinking this would be the easiest and most
> >reliable thing to get working.. bullshit.
> >/proc/pci says:
> >
> >  Bus  0, device  11, function  0:
> >    Ethernet controller: 3Com 3C905B 100bTX (rev 48).
> >      Medium devsel.  IRQ 5.  Master Capable.  Latency=64.  Min Gnt=10.Max Lat=10.
> >      I/O at 0xe800 [0xe801].
> >      Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xe9000000 [0xe9000000].
> >
> >but compiling the 3c509 driver into the kernel (2.2.17) does nothing,
> >and compiling it as a module yields
> >init_module: device or resource busy
> >for every possible irq setting, which is incidentally the same error
> >message I get if I try, just for fun, to insert a driver module for a
> >nonexistent device. In English: I can't get the 3c509 driver to recognize
> >my 3c509b PCI.
> >Is there another driver, or should I get a different card?
> >(Please don't send me mail telling me how well
> >your isapnp 3c509 works; mine does too.)
> >thanks for any suggestions, chris
> >
> >
> >
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