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Old 02-06-2003, 09:18 AM   #1
potlamurali
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Crystal LAN CS8920 LAN Driver for Red Hat 8.0


Hi,

I have an old IBM Personal Compuetr 300 GL which has an on board Crystal LAN CS 8920 Card.

I am unable to use the card.
I know that i have to use cs89x0 module.

When i tried to insert cs89x0 module the following error is coming

cs89x0.c: Module autoprobing not allowed
cs89x0.c: Append io=0xNNN
/lib/modules/2.2.14-5.0/net/cs89x0.o: init_module: Device or resource
busy

When i tried to inert the cs89x0 module with an io=200 option the
following error is coming
using /lib/modules/2.2.14-5.0/net/cs89x0.o
cs89x0.c: No card found at 0x200
/lib/modules/2.2.14-5.0/net/cs89x0.o: init_module: Device or resource
busy

Can you help me to get my system working.

Thanks & Regards
Murali Potla
 
Old 02-06-2003, 10:43 AM   #2
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Wow an oldie! Your error means that the driver doesn't detect the card and you have to tell it where to look. Essentially you need to find the IO address that the card uses then point the driver to that number. There may be jumpers on the motherboard for the card's I/O or it's possible the settings are in the BIOS and if you cant find it you could just keep trying different numbers until it works

modprobe cs89x0 io=210
modprobe cs89x0 io=220
modprobe cs89x0 io=230
...
 
Old 02-06-2003, 11:59 PM   #3
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I have tried for 10 to 15 different io values with no success.
Can you just tell me how to find the io address value
 
Old 02-07-2003, 01:49 AM   #4
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Sorry, I don't know that crystal lan card at all. I just know from the "No card found at 0x200" error that it should have jumpers or a BIOS setting to set the I/O then you load the driver by pointing it at the I/O set on the card.

The settings should be in documentation for your network card, and there may be documentation for the driver in linux (look in /usr/src/linux/drivers/net.) If it were a 3Com 503 there would be jumpers with the i/o address clearly silkscreened on the NIC but I have no clue how crystal did their card. 3Com uses 300, 310, 330, 350, 250, 280, 2a0, 2e0 for their 503, maybe crystal uses the same ranges for their card?
 
  


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