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Re: [K12OSN] 3Com 3C920B-EMB



Koen,

I hate compiling things because something almost
always goes wrong for me. The only thing that I have
sucessfully compiled have been nvidia drivers in
src.rpm format and wine. Im glad that you can upgrade
to 2.4.21 and solve your problem.

Chris

--- Koen Calliauw <koen calliauw busmail net> wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> thanks for the reply.  I actually found the source
> code for the driver on
> the Asus CD
> but it woul simply not compile.  They really have to
> learn some things on
> Linux
> programming over at Asus HQ.
> Now, I announced that I read the patch in the 2.5
> branch Changelogs.
> Yesterday
> I went through some of the Changelog for the 2.4.21
> kernel (I didn't even
> knew it
> was out until yesterday - d'oh )  and seems they
> have incorporated the same
> patch
> in the 2.4.21 kernel (also in 3c59x ). ty Linus (-:
> 
> Koen Calliauw
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Chris Thomas" <cwt137 yahoo com>
> To: <k12osn redhat com>
> Sent: Monday, June 30, 2003 6:20 AM
> Subject: Re: [K12OSN] 3Com 3C920B-EMB
> 
> 
> > Koen:
> > I am not familiar with compiling stuff but I have
> a
> > suggestion.
> > I have a d-link dfe-530+ in one of my test
> systems. RH
> > detected the card and installed the right driver.
> > Unfortunately, win98 doesn't include the driver. I
> > downloaded the windows driver to get the card to
> work
> > in windows (don't hate me for still using such a
> awful
> > OS :-) ). The package included Linux driver source
> > code in it that was non-kernel specific. I'm
> thinking
> > that all network driver source code are non kernel
> > version specific because they would have to be
> > rewritten every time Linux came out with a new
> patch
> > or a minor version.
> >
> > Can't you just take the source code for the driver
> and
> > compile it on your system? If not, you might have
> to
> > wait until RH 9.1 or RH 10 until Linux 2.6 is
> included
> > in RH.
> >
> > Chris
> >
> > --- Koen Calliauw <koen calliauw busmail net>
> wrote:
> > > Hi, some days ago I  posted a question for a
> driver
> > > for the 3com 920B-EMB-WNN integrated nic.
> > >
> > > Now, recently I looked through the changelog for
> > > kernel 2.5.?? (don't know anymore) and it stated
> > > that since that release the support was going to
> be
> > > added to the driver 3c59x in the kernel.
> > > So, people who need this driver will currently
> need
> > > to experiment with the 2.5 branch or wait till
> 2.6
> > > is out.
> > >
> > > I think this could be a nic that could serve
> well on
> > > many boards, so perhaps someday you'll come
> across
> > > one. (-:
> > >
> > > Koen Calliauw
> > >
> >
> >
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