[realtek] Re: I need your help.

Donald Becker becker@scyld.com
Thu Nov 29 08:15:01 2001

On Thu, 29 Nov 2001, Allen wrote:

> To: realtek-admin@scyld.com

This is the administrative address, not the list address!

> I have a question.  I get a CardBus Realtek8139C adapter.  I want to
> install it on RedHat7.2, but it is always fail.  I try to dump its CIS
> and I found ther VID/PID is not the RealTek version.  Its
> VID/PID/Sub-VID/Sub-SysIS are 13d1/ab06/13d1/ab06.  I try to midify
> the PCI.ids and 8139too.c and add these ID on it.  I can complie
> 8139too.c successfluuy, but it seems that the driver can not enable
> the card.  But I found one way which can enable the card.  Firstly I
> install a Realtek card on my PC and run "ifconfig" to check if the
> card is working.  After confirm the card is OK, please plug out the
> card and plug in the 13d1/ab06 card.  It is very strange, the card can
> work.  Could you tell me what happen? 

You must update the PC Card detection code, not the driver.

The second case works because the driver is already loaded.

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