RE: 2.4.0 and 3com 905c
> A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far way, someone said...
> > i've been using stock kernel 2.2.17 that came with potato. it
> > recognized my 3com nic (as 3com 3c905c) and works wonderfully.
> > i would like to ungrade to kernel 2.4.0 (now that it's stable).
> > after rebooting a custom 2.4.0, i can't seem to get the nic
> > by the kernel. in the recompile, i specified 3com (and the 900
> > series).
> > does anyone know how i can get the 3com nic (that 2.2.17 sees as
> > 3c905c) to be recognized by 2.4.0?
> 2.4.0 has known problems with 3com PCI ethernet cards. I
> think there are
> patches available, but I don't know where.
> The 3c59x driver in 2.4.0-test11 works great through - maybe you could
> drop that in and see what you get.
> Beyond that your options are:
> * stick with 2.2.x
> * wait for 2.4.1
I've had no problems with the 2.4 series and my 3com cards (3c900 and
3c509b). Perhaps you have an IRQ or IO conflict.