May 13, Posts: Does it show 5 seperate ethx’s i. I’m too frustrated with it now, I’ll sleep on it and try again tomorrow. Or is Linux simply smart enough to start using another port when a port hits the mps limit? The floppy that came with the card had a Linux directory on it with precompiled drivers, and source code, for redhat 6.

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Now, when it boots, I get a lot of error messages from insmod. One problem with the fa driver from the Netgear box is that it still uses the PCI interface from the 2.

And to re-iterate from before, you can’t combile multiple NICs into one interface for an aggregated bandwidth increase. Compiling the driver is moderately tricky, here is the command I used The time now is This book contains many real life examples derived from the author’s experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant.

[tulip] netgear’s fa310-tx and d-link switch

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I just installed bf24 and it doesn’t have a listing for my NIC. If so, how do I set it up? I’m beginning to think that debian was a poor choice for a relative linux newbie, because installing this NIC is kicking my ass.

installing FA311 and FA310 in Debian 2.2….

The FA is a pain in the ass, and is not tulip-combatible. Results 1 to 10 of May 13, Posts: This whole linux driver thing totally escapes me right now. Try a ping to see if it’s all working.

The driver is written by Donald Becker, and can be found on the www.

Copied the resulting fa Find More Posts by abowling. It works, but about half the time it fails to properly init the port complains about “PHY setup” and the card pretends to work but isn’t actually connected to the network no link light on the huband I have to reboot the box until it activates the port correctly.

You need kernel source to build any module as that’s where the headers are that a module needs.

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If you want a good Tulip-based card that is guaranteed by the manufacturer to work with kernel-supplied ethernet drivers, you might want to take a look at some of the Kingston cards. I could be wrong, but I don’t think that this is really feasible. Gee, can you tell I’m a linux newbie. Adaptec has drivers to do this under NT which I’ve used without problems Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies. That shouldn’t cause a problem but you never know.


All times are GMT It’s working great, and now I’ve got samba running on it too. Alright, its kinda late and my head hurts, but I need a little more info before I can send you in the right direction. Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once linuc log in.

Posts My above info might be distro independent. I wish to have all ports act as Fa301 port.

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