[vortex] Does 3c59x.c support 3C905C-TXM ?

Bogdan Costescu bogdan.costescu@iwr.uni-heidelberg.de
Tue, 27 Mar 2001 14:08:38 +0200 (CEST)

On Mon, 26 Mar 2001, Marcus Ramos wrote:

> a) What is the difference between 3C905C-TX and 3C905-TXM ?

Different generation. 905C is 3-4 years newer than 905. There are some
significant design differences, although 905C is capable of "emulating" a

> b) Does 3c59x.c support both 3C905-TX and 3C905-TXM ? How can I make it
> work for 3C905C-TXM as well ?

Yes. Just replace 'alias eth1 3c90x' with 'alias eth1 3c59x'.

> c) Why did linux (RH7 kernel 2.2.16) choose 3c90x for eth1 but did not
> load it ?

Probably the 3c59x driver (which was loaded first, for eth0) also detected
your second card and "attached" to it, because it supports it. Then
another driver trying to "attach" would get "Device busy" or likewise.


Bogdan Costescu

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