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Old 05-07-2002, 09:47 PM   #1
smithellis
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Angry Laptop Becomes Lawn Ornament


I'm about 10 minutes away from throwing my laptop into the yard.

I have Debian on my laptop. Old Debian. The laptop has a pcmcia card connecting it to the web. The Red Hat 7.2 pcmcia.img disk does not recognize my card, so I can't install Red Hat via the web, nfs or ftp. I can't boot/install from cd-rom, as i have no working cd-rom device.

Anyone have experience modifying pcmcia.img disks to include your modules? The card works in debian because I told it what driver to use. I'm sure I can do something like that to the boot disk.

I really, really need help.

Thanks.

Smitty
 
Old 05-07-2002, 10:05 PM   #2
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what pcmcia card do you have?
what type of laptop?
What version RH?
Do you have an external CD rom?
Unless your Pcmcia card is Bleeding edge it is either supported under the current boot image or an older one.
 
Old 05-08-2002, 12:33 PM   #3
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Specifics

The card is a D-Link DFE-670TXD, and is not supported. The drivers exist that it runs on (forget of hand what it was I hacked it to...pcnet_c or something?) but the pcmcia img disk doesn't mention or map it specifically.

The laptop is a Fujitsu 280DX.

RH7.2

Thanks for any feedback.

Smith
 
Old 05-08-2002, 03:53 PM   #4
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for the D link


which suggests you add these lines to
/etc/pcmcia/config

card "D-Link DFE-670TXD PC Card"
manfid 0x0149, 0x4530
bind "pcnet_cs"


It seems to be working fine as a NE2000 for me but
YMMV.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------




Note:

1. These modules are found on most new distributions of Linux.

2. Most PCMCIA drivers are found in pcmcia_cs 3.1.24 which can be found at:

http://www.scyld.com/network/ethercard.html

3. DFE-530TX+ revision D1 and D2 must have the driver compiled from the floppy.


4. In Red Hat 7.1 and 7.2 the tree to the modules is /lib/modules/2.4.**-**/drivers/net

5. Thwhich suggests you add these lines to
/etc/pcmcia/config

card "D-Link DFE-670TXD PC Card"
manfid 0x0149, 0x4530
bind "pcnet_cs"


It seems to be working fine as a NE2000 for me but
YMMV.

Justin Miller

e D-Link DFE-538TX is not a D-Link US product. Please contact the D-Link office in the region of purchase for additional support.

6. D-Link does not have any support for USB network adapters on a Linux platform.

How to install the DFE-530TX+ in Red Hat 6.2 and 7.0.

The following adapters have Linux support included on the shipping driver disk.

* DE-528CT
* DFE-500TX
* DFE-530TX+
* DFE-538TX
* DFE-550TX

Before you install, make sure the network card has been inserted in a PCI slot that supports bus mastering and that bus mastering has been enabled in the BIOS.

The modules for the network adapters listed below are included in most distributions of Linux. The modules are located at /lib/modules/*.*.**-**/net, *.*.**-** being the kernel that you are currently using.

Desktop Adapters *.*.**-** = Kernel version (ie: 2.2.12-20)

D-Link Adapter Linux module Module Location
DE-220 ne.o lib/modules/*.*.**/net
DE-528CT ne2k-pci.o lib/modules/*.*.**/net
DFE-500TX tulip.o lib/modules/*.*.**/net
DFE-530TX via-rhine.o lib/modules/*.*.**/net
DFE-530TX+ Rev. A, B, C rtl8139.o lib/modules/*.*.**/net
DFE-530TX+ Rev. D1, D2 See Note Above lib/modules/*.*.**/net
DFE-538TX rtl8139.o lib/modules/*.*.**/net
DFE-540TX tulip.o lib/modules/*.*.**/net
DFE-550TX dlh5x.c Compile from Driver Disk


Portable Adapters *.*.**-** = Kernel version (ie: 2.2.12-20)

D-Link Adapter Linux module Module Location
DE-650 pcnet_cs.o lib/modules/*.*.**/pcmcia
DFE-650 pcnet_cs.o lib/modules/*.*.**/pcmcia
DFE-650TX pcmcia_cs.o lib/modules/*.*.**/pcmcia
DFE-660TX tulip_cb.o lib/modules/*.*.**/pcmcia
DFE-670TXD tulip_cb.o lib/modules/*.*.**/pcmcia


for the laptop

http://www.wam.umd.edu/~zben/Linux/fuji200.html


hope this helps.
 
  


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