3com 996-bt gigabit
Robert G. Brown
rgb at phy.duke.edu
Tue May 28 05:19:12 PDT 2002
On Tue, 28 May 2002, David van der Spoel wrote:
> Is there anybody out there that has used the above card in linux boxes?
> 3com says it supports linux 2.2 and 2.4, but I couldn't find it in the
> hardware compatibility list for redhat, nor on the beowulf.org site.
It does run under linux 2.4 kernels. This is the card I'm getting on my
new 2466N cluster. Issues:
a) Haven't gotten PXE to work correctly, yet. This is not a driver
issue -- it fails at the DHCP level before it has a chance to load any
kernel at all. I >>think<< it is a broadcast problem, but am not sure.
b) The kernel comes preconfigured with PXE off (possibly because it
doesn't work? Gotta wonder.) One has to run a DOS-based utility program
to turn it on.
drivers are available (in GPL source rpm form) on the 3com site:
(you may have to meander through their site to get here -- it feeds off
an "accept" page where you have to accept the GPL;-)
Robert G. Brown http://www.phy.duke.edu/~rgb/
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