Ethernet (10 or 100Mbit) --> 3Com cards --> 3c590 > 3c5900 series ... "Vortex Boomerang" Support. I've tried installing it staticly to the kernel (y) but also tried using it as a module (m), but each time, when I boot up into the completed kernel, the same thing. Module loads fine during startup, but cant ping anything, eth0 gets no ip from DHCP, and the static IP config fails also. Tried just going ifdown then ifup, made sure module loads, took module off etc etc etc a few times, nothing. Is there something I should be enabling that I'm not? What is it I'm not checking ?! please help me before i'm loosing my mind;-) *alexandru -- To UNSUBSCRIBE, email to [email]debian-user-request@lists.debian.org[/email] with a subject of "unsubscribe". Trouble? Contact [email]listmaster@lists.debian.org[/email] [allowsmilie] => 1 [showsignature] => 0 [ipaddress] => [iconid] => 0 [visible] => 1 [attach] => 0 [infraction] => 0 [reportthreadid] => 0 [isusenetpost] => 1 [msgid] => <6dGZ.3Gy.7@gated-at.bofh.it> [ref] => [htmlstate] => on_nl2br [postusername] => Alexandru Savescu [ip] => alex@gutza36.de [isdeleted] => 0 [usergroupid] => [membergroupids] => [displaygroupid] => [password] => [passworddate] => [email] => [styleid] => [parentemail] => [homepage] => [icq] => [aim] => [yahoo] => [msn] => [skype] => [showvbcode] => [showbirthday] => [usertitle] => [customtitle] => [joindate] => [daysprune] => [lastvisit] => [lastactivity] => [lastpost] => [lastpostid] => [posts] => [reputation] => [reputationlevelid] => [timezoneoffset] => [pmpopup] => [avatarid] => [avatarrevision] => [profilepicrevision] => [sigpicrevision] => [options] => [akvbghsfs_optionsfield] => [birthday] => [birthday_search] => [maxposts] => [startofweek] => [referrerid] => [languageid] => [emailstamp] => [threadedmode] => [autosubscribe] => [pmtotal] => [pmunread] => [salt] => [ipoints] => [infractions] => [warnings] => [infractiongroupids] => [infractiongroupid] => [adminoptions] => [profilevisits] => [friendcount] => [friendreqcount] => [vmunreadcount] => [vmmoderatedcount] => [socgroupinvitecount] => [socgroupreqcount] => [pcunreadcount] => [pcmoderatedcount] => [gmmoderatedcount] => [assetposthash] => [fbuserid] => [fbjoindate] => [fbname] => [logintype] => [fbaccesstoken] => [newrepcount] => [vbseo_likes_in] => [vbseo_likes_out] => [vbseo_likes_unread] => [temp] => [field1] => [field2] => [field3] => [field4] => [field5] => [subfolders] => [pmfolders] => [buddylist] => [ignorelist] => [signature] => [searchprefs] => [rank] => [icontitle] => [iconpath] => [avatarpath] => [hascustomavatar] => 0 [avatardateline] => [avwidth] => [avheight] => [edit_userid] => [edit_username] => [edit_dateline] => [edit_reason] => [hashistory] => [pagetext_html] => [hasimages] => [signatureparsed] => [sighasimages] => [sigpic] => [sigpicdateline] => [sigpicwidth] => [sigpicheight] => [postcount] => 1 [islastshown] => [isfirstshown] => 1 [attachments] => [allattachments] => ) --> 3Com 3C905B-TX (3c59x.o) Kernel problem?! - Debian
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Any hint or tip will be appreciated! Thank You in advance!;-) I'm running debian woody on a AMD Athlon and compiled a few kernels from kernel.org trying to fix my NIC problem. The problem is: the 3Com NIC works absolutely fine with my 2.2 kernel but for any 2.4 version and even the unstable 2.5 versions it just won't work. Menuconfig goes fine, and so does the compilation process. When I boot up the new kernel, everything seems to be working except for my NIC. I've tried compiling support for the card into the kernel: Network Device Support --> Ethernet ...

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

    Any hint or tip will be appreciated! Thank You in advance!;-)


    I'm running debian woody on a AMD Athlon and compiled a few kernels
    from kernel.org trying to fix my NIC problem.
    The problem is: the 3Com NIC works absolutely fine with my 2.2 kernel but for any
    2.4 version and even the unstable 2.5 versions it just won't work.

    Menuconfig goes fine, and so does the compilation process. When I boot
    up the new kernel, everything seems to be working except for my NIC.
    I've tried compiling support for the card into the kernel: Network
    Device Support --> Ethernet (10 or 100Mbit) --> 3Com cards --> 3c590 >
    3c5900 series ... "Vortex Boomerang" Support.
    I've tried installing it staticly to the kernel (y) but also tried using it as a module (m),
    but each time, when I boot up into the completed kernel, the same thing.
    Module loads fine during startup, but cant ping anything, eth0 gets no ip from
    DHCP, and the static IP config fails also.
    Tried just going ifdown then ifup, made sure module loads, took module
    off etc etc etc a few times, nothing.
    Is there something I should be enabling that I'm not? What is it I'm not checking ?!
    please help me before i'm loosing my mind;-)

    *alexandru


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    Default 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
    Doentation/Configure.help in 2.4.20:
    > 3c590/3c900 series (592/595/597) "Vortex/Boomerang/Cyclone" support
    > CONFIG_VORTEX
    > 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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