Re: Is the 3COM 3C509B PCI (PCI PCI PCI __not__ ISA) supported?
The best I've been able to figure it out is that the two models are close enough on the chipset that the drivers work right at least the *nix drivers under windows you would want to get the 3c509b drivers under linux the other works as well and the driver is in most distros. Same reason, I guess, why Linux thinks I have a Canon BJC-600. Emulation is a great thing. Ray
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From: Chris Majewski <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Wed, 30 Aug 2000 11:33:21 -0700 (PDT)
>Thanks for the response.
>Confused though, my card says 3c509b on it, not 3c590. Wassup?
>On Wed, 30 Aug 2000, 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.
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>> From: Chris Majewski <email@example.com>
>> 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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