On 7/13/2000 1:32 AM Jim McQuillan jam@McQuil.com wrote: >Has anybody been able to use the new Linksys LNE100TX v4.0 >cards with Etherboot? >I've got a bunch of the new Linksys cards, and they definately >are different from the v2.0 cards. >The Vendor ID is 0x1317, the Device ID is 0x0985 >I went to Donald Becker's tulip page and found his driver >supports a card with this vendor and device ID. It says >that it is an 'ADMtek Centaur-P' >I added the ID's to the NIC, pci.h and tulip.c files. >I booted from a floppy, and it finds the card, >but shows a MAC address of: > 10:80:00:80:00:80 >I'm pretty sure that is NOT a good sign. >Any help will be greatly appreciated. I haven't seen this card. If you tell me where I can get one, or are willing to send me one, I can probably make a the Etherboot tulip driver support it. Usually the things that need to be modified in the code to support new cards are the MAC address retrieval code and the initialization sequence for programming the chip. If there is a Linux driver for this card, usually it is possible to extract these bits of information from the Linux code. If not, it's back to the data sheets for the card. If this card uses an MII, then life might be a little more complicated, and we might have to finally integrate the hairy MII code from the Linux driver into the Etherboot driver. I also need to figure out why some FA310X Netgear cards seem to have problems with the Etherboot driver (I think it's a timing issue with faster CPUs in that case). So, let me know where I can get one of those Linksys v4.0 cards... Regards, Marty --- Name: Martin D. Connor US Mail: Entity Cyber, Inc.; P.O. Box 391827; Cambridge, MA 02139; USA Voice: (617) 491-6935, Fax: (617) 491-7046 Email: email@example.com Web: http://www.thinguin.org/ =========================================================================== This Mail was sent to netboot mailing list by: Marty Connor <firstname.lastname@example.org> To get help about this list, send a mail with 'help' as the only string in it's body to email@example.com. If you have problems with this list, send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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