[realtek] de4x5.o OR tulip.o

Jeff Garzik jgarzik@mandrakesoft.com
Thu Nov 1 06:34:01 2001

Peter Szmrecsanyi wrote:
> I have just realized that I have a Accion EN1201 NIC in my Linux box which
> is currently using the "de4x5.o" driver (v. 0.544). This use the DEC DC21142
> (rev 48) chip which is also supported by the "tulip.o" driver written by
> Donald Becker. What are the differences between these two drivers (which one
> is 'better')? My current driver (the "de4x5.o") seems to be working fine,
> would I benefit by swapping over to the "tulip.o" driver?

The de4x5.o is generally recognized as being more stable for authentic
21142/21143 chips, but tulip.o supports the various clones that de4x5.o
does not.

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