Re: simple network card setup (netgear 10/100 tulip)
On Wed, Nov 22, 2000 at 07:43:34AM -0800, Jeff Davis wrote:
> I have a Netgear 10/100 card. I am sure it works, and I have used the
> same type of card with other distros. In it's "linux.txt" it describes
> an object file called "tulip.o", which I assume to be the same as in the
> Debian distro (I am using 2.2). I tried first to do "modprobe tulip" and
> I get an error from insmod (I think modprobe is just a higher-level
> version of insmod, but I am not sure of this. I tried both) like "device
> or resource busy" and then something about how I might try changing the
Hi Jeff, I also use netgear cards. You may want to try "old_tulip"
instead. Here is the "Ethernet" section of my kernel config file:
(This is a custom kernel from www.kernel.org so YMMV on some options...)
I also chose to compile it in the kernal, btw. Oh yeah, kernel is
# CONFIG_NET_VENDOR_3COM is not set
# CONFIG_LANCE is not set
# CONFIG_NET_VENDOR_SMC is not set
# CONFIG_NET_VENDOR_RACAL is not set
# CONFIG_RTL8139 is not set
# CONFIG_NET_ISA is not set
# CONFIG_PCNET32 is not set
# CONFIG_AC3200 is not set
# CONFIG_APRICOT is not set
# CONFIG_CS89x0 is not set
# CONFIG_DM9102 is not set
# CONFIG_DE4X5 is not set
# CONFIG_DEC_ELCP is not set
# CONFIG_DGRS is not set
# CONFIG_LNE390 is not set
# CONFIG_NE3210 is not set
# CONFIG_NE2K_PCI is not set
# CONFIG_TLAN is not set
# CONFIG_VIA_RHINE is not set
# CONFIG_SIS900 is not set
# CONFIG_ES3210 is not set
# CONFIG_EPIC100 is not set
# CONFIG_ZNET is not set
# CONFIG_NET_POCKET is not set
In dmesg , I get
tulip.c:v0.89H 5/23/98 firstname.lastname@example.org
eth0: Lite-On 82c168 PNIC at 0xd000, 00 a0 cc 58 67 ea, IRQ 11.
eth0: MII transceiver found at MDIO address 1, config 3000 status 7829.
eth0: Advertising 01e1 on PHY 1, previously advertising 01e1.
> I have no /dev/eth* devices at all in my system. When I try to load the
> tulip module during the initial install I get the same insmod error (but
> before it asks for parameters).
This may seem strange, but that is normal . Try looking in /proc/pci
instead. (: You should see something like
Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xd8000000 [0xd8000000].
Bus 0, device 11, function 0:
Ethernet controller: LiteOn LNE100TX (rev 32).
Medium devsel. Fast back-to-back capable. IRQ 11. Master Capable. Latency=32.
Hope this helps.... and good luck
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