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RE: 3c509 with 2.4.0 kernel and sid


Isn't this just a netconfiguration issue ?

At install of a debian system you can pass parameters to the module such as
the media port (bnc,utp) i think you should read something on that instead.

Don't really know where you should configure that. Dive into those How-To's



-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Bell [mailto:whbell@bell-cs.com]
Sent: Friday, January 26, 2001 7:28 AM
To: debian-user@lists.debian.org
Subject: 3c509 with 2.4.0 kernel and sid

Hello all,

I have a dual NIC system using two 3c509 cards.  This configuration has
been working well under sid with a 2.2.18 kernel (my current system).
I have been trying to move up to a 2.4.0 kernel and I am having

My problem is when booting with the 2.4.0 kernel, both NIC cards have
the wrong media port enabled.  The boot message is saying something
like "Coax port" instead of "10baseT port".

This is the lilo.conf append line I use to get both cards working for
the 2.2.18 kernel.

append="ether=10,0x300,eth0 ether=11,0x310,eth1"

When I remark out this append line, run lilo, and boot the 2.4.0 kernel,
eth0 gets configed correctly with the 10baseT port enabled, but eth1
is not found.

Some of the things I have tried-
RTFM docs under /usr/src/linux/Documentation/networking
searching the debian user list archives
searching www.kernel.org documentation
other various FAQs on the web

Possible problems as a guess-
1) I am missing a new append "ether='parameter'"
2) There is a better way to use the "ether=" line
3) 2.4.0 kernel has a bug in the 3c509 driver (?)

More info-
I have PnP turned off in both the BIOS and on both NICs.

Thanks for any and all suggestions.

-- Bill
C.R.E.A.M.  Dark Angel

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