[realtek] RealTek 8201L PHY drivers
Fri Sep 6 17:54:01 2002
Well it looks like it is an nVidia ethernet card. Why can't all cheap
10/100 ethernet cards work with one driver? Is nVidia trying to make
Linux propriatary? Anyway it looks like nVidia has drivers though I am
not sure if they are source drivers or just gateway source drivers (like
their video drivers) that allows a binary to hook up with the kernel.
I'll still try running the rtl8139-diag program. Perhaps it will
provide some information should the nVidia sources not be GPL
compatable. It realy urks me not being able to access a network card on
install. Next time I will check the Linux Hardware DB more closely.
On Fri, 2002-09-06 at 11:10, Donald Becker wrote:
> On 6 Sep 2002, John Palmieri wrote:
> > On Fri, 2002-09-06 at 10:45, Donald Becker wrote:
> > > On 6 Sep 2002, John Palmieri wrote:
> > > > Ethernet Controller: Nvidia Unkown Device(Rev 194)
> > > > Vendor id=10de Device id=1c3
> > >
> > > That's not a standard ID for a known NIC.
> > > It may be a new NIC type from Nvidia (which is well known for not
> > > providing Linux support), or a standard chip with a substitute ID
> > > programmed into the EEPROM.
> > > Try running 'rtl8139-diag -af -p 0xd800'. It's probably not a Realtek
> > > chip, but I might be able to tell if it's similar to a known NIC.
> > I was hoping to install from the network. Where do I get the
> > rtl8139-diag program or source? Does it come with Debian or can I grab
> > it from scyld.com?
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