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Subject: Re: [aclug-L] PNP
From: Jesse Kaufman <kaufmjes@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 14 Oct 1998 12:09:11 -0500
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John Goerzen wrote:
> For most PCI cards, you should have no trouble at all.  If it is a
> 10baseT (*NOT* a 10/100 card), the thing to look for is "NE2000"
> compatibility.  This applies to both ISA and PCI cards.  I am not
> presently aware of any PnP ISA Ethernet cards.  PnP with PCI cards in
> Linux doesn't require any special effort.
> If you are getting a 10/100 card, you want it to be based on either
> the DEC Tulip or 3Com Vortex chipsets.  The SMC and Kingston cards, I
> believe, are based on the Tulip, and of course, 3Com cards are based
> on the Vortex.  All of these will be PCI PnP and all are supported
> without any special configuring.
> Linksys also makes PCI NE2000 (10Mb) cards that can be used without
> any special configuring.

ok, i am using a RealTek 8029 card...  does anyone know what drivers to
use for this one?  it is PCI and PnP...  in kernel 2.0.34 i am using the
PCI NE2000 comatable drivers, but when i use what i *assume* to be the
same in 2.1.x, it never seems to work (this is when i get those
2,000-some odd errors when running ifconfig).   is there some sort of
other chipset i'm supposed to config for?  i don't have any literature
on this card, as i bought it from my sysadmin, and they just gave me the
card and diskette w/ windoze drivers.  can anyone help me out?  or
atleast point me in the right direction?  once i get that going, i'll be
running a 2.1.x kernel and I'LL HAVE SOUND SUPPORT!  WOOHOOOO!  i just
need to get this mother working first.


p.s. thank you VERY much for that last ACLUG meeting, john...  it not
only helped me understand how to config samba, i learned a buch of basic
stuff about networks, that i really can't learn here at good ol' TC
(Tabor college), since they don't have much as far as networking
classes, and i'm learning the best i can working here.  keep up the
GREAT work!!!
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