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Re: VT6105 LAN on motherboard working with Debian stable 3.0r2

On Sat, 2004-02-28 at 11:28 +0000, Chris Evans wrote:

> Motherboard is described at:
> http://www.viavpsd.com/product/epia_cl_spec.jsp?motherboardId=181
> says: chipset is - VIA CLE266 North Bridge and - VIA VT8235 South 
> Bridge and: - VIA VT6105 LOM - VT6103 10/100 Base -T 10/100 Fast 
> Ethernet Controller.  CPU is detected as "Centaur VIA Nehemiah 
> stepping 03"
> Installing the supplied rhine driver module at installation fails 
> with an error message that I've not written down but it's clear it's 
> not a compatible driver for the hardware.

Which module is that? via-rhine? It would help if you could "modprobe
via-rhine" and give the output of both modprobe and the relevant lines
from dmesg.

> I have dragged down the LAN driver on the VIA site: 
> http://www.viavpsd.com/product/2/2/Audio_Driver_rev3.40b.zip
Are you sure that this is a LAN driver?

> Has someone succeeded in compiling a working module I could just use 
> or can someone talk me through more of the problems?  Or point me 
> elsewhere?  Or suggest a more appropriate list or board on which to 
> ask?

>From briefly searching the web, that seems to be a card that works, at
least under 2.4 kernels, using the via-rhine driver. This is a good
place for this question.


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