[tulip] NetGear FA511 card acting erratically

Vsevolod (Simon) Ilyushchenko simonf at cshl.edu
Mon Jun 28 09:24:47 PDT 2004


I am trying to use a NetGear FA511 PCMCIA card in a Dell Inspiron 3500 
with Fedora 1. I get frequent timeout errors and erratic ping times.

Tulip-diag reports the card as ADMtek AL985 Centaur-C adapter at 0x4800.
The Tulip version reported at startup is:
Linux Tulip driver version 0.9.15-pre12 (Aug 9, 2002).

Since the notebook works well with an older 16-bit NetGear FA411 card, I 
don't think it's hardware is faulty.

I tried to compile the version of tulip.c that I downloaded from 
ftp.scyld.com (0.98, 1/8/2004), but I got this error:

Makefile:46: No kernel version has been specified.
  Assuming 2.4.22-1.2115.nptl.
  Set the KERNVER variable to specify a different kernel.
cc -DMODULE -D__KERNEL__ -Wall -Wstrict-prototypes -O6 
-I/lib/modules/2.4.22-1.2115.nptl/build/include/  -pipe -fno-st
rength-reduce -DMODVERSIONS   -c -o ns820.o ns820.c
In file included from 
                  from ns820.c:139:
/lib/modules/2.4.22-1.2115.nptl/build/include/asm/system.h: In function 
/lib/modules/2.4.22-1.2115.nptl/build/include/asm/system.h:189: warning: 
dereferencing type-punned pointer will break
strict-aliasing rules
/lib/modules/2.4.22-1.2115.nptl/build/include/asm/system.h:189: warning: 
dereferencing type-punned pointer will break
strict-aliasing rules
ns820.c: In function `ns820_probe1':
ns820.c:526: error: `change_mtu' undeclared (first use in this function)
ns820.c:526: error: (Each undeclared identifier is reported only once
ns820.c:526: error: for each function it appears in.)
ns820.c: At top level:
ns820.c:798: error: `change_mtu' used prior to declaration
ns820.c:798: warning: `change_mtu' defined but not used
make: *** [ns820.o] Error 1

Any help will be appreciated.


Simon (Vsevolod ILyushchenko)   simonf at cshl.edu

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