[realtek] D-Link 530TX+ (rtl8139 driver) on a Debian/PPC box?

Donald Becker becker@scyld.com
Thu, 12 Apr 2001 10:45:02 -0400 (EDT)

On Thu, 12 Apr 2001, Jeremy Higgs wrote:

> I have a Debian/GNU Linux 2.2 box running on a PowerMac G3, and I 
> have bought a couple of D-Link 530TX+ Ethernet cards, which came with 
> the rtl8139 driver on the included floppies. I have compiled the 
> rtl8139 driver into my kernel (2.2.18), using the driver that was 
> already there (i.e. not the one from the floppy). I'm now using that 
> kernel, however when I look at /proc/pci, the Ethernet card is not 
> recognised.

Do you really mean /proc/pci?  All PCI devices should show up there.

I suspect you mean that the rtl8139 driver in 2.2.18 does not find your
card.  You will need an updated driver with the changed PCI ID of the
D-Link card.  Or you can just add the new PCI ID to the detection list
in the 2.2.18 source code.

> Could this be because the machine is a PowerPC box? Someone mentioned 
> that because x86 chips are little-endian and PPCs are big-endian, it 
> might affect it. Could this be the case?

Not likely in this case.

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