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Re: 3Com 3C905B-TX (3c59x.o) Kernel problem?!

On Tue, Aug 05, 2003 at 01:23:55AM +0200, Siward wrote:
>  Hi Alexandru,
>  your subject line seems to be a little confused about type card you have.
>  a 3c905 is not a 3c590 , nor a 3c509,
>    and therefore they do not have same driver.

3c905 and 3c590 have the same driver; from
Documentation/Configure.help in 2.4.20:

> 3c590/3c900 series (592/595/597) "Vortex/Boomerang/Cyclone" support
>   This option enables driver support for a large number of 10mbps and
>   10/100mbps EISA, PCI and PCMCIA 3Com network cards:
>   "Vortex"    (Fast EtherLink 3c590/3c592/3c595/3c597) EISA and PCI
>   "Boomerang" (EtherLink XL 3c900 or 3c905)            PCI
>   "Cyclone"   (3c540/3c900/3c905/3c980/3c575/3c656)    PCI and Cardbus
>   "Tornado"   (3c905)                                  PCI
>   "Hurricane" (3c555/3cSOHO)                           PCI

The 509 is different, but that doesn't seem to be relevant here:

> Subject: 3Com 3C905B-TX (3c59x.o) Kernel problem?!

3c59x.o is the correct driver. And I've had no problems using it to
drive an Etherlink XL 3c900 on an Athlon in woody / 2.4.20 or 2.4.21.
Which isn't much help... Do you have a built-in ethernet on the
motherboard? Is it disabled in the BIOS? What does lspci -v say?
What's in /etc/network/interfaces?


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