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Re: [vox-tech] tulip.c and DEC nic's
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Re: [vox-tech] tulip.c and DEC nic's

  • Subject: Re: [vox-tech] tulip.c and DEC nic's
  • From: "Jay Strauss" <jstrauss@bazillion.MAPScom>
  • Date: Fri, 06 Oct 2000 15:58:54 -0700
  • References: Pine.LNX.4.21.0010061503420.3966-100000@satan

Not I, I've been able to get a tulip to work in the past (but it wasn't fun).

Jay Strauss
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Peter Jay Salzman" <p@belial.ucdavis.edu>
To: <vox-tech@lists.lugod.org>
Sent: Friday, October 06, 2000 5:11 PM
Subject: [vox-tech] tulip.c and DEC nic's

> i can't remember if someone posted a question about the DEC chip NIC with
> the tulip.c driver on vox-tech or one of the other mailing lists i'm on;
> i thought it was this one.  jay, were you the one asking about this driver?
> from the ethernet howto:
>   ``There are no guarantees that either `tulip.c' OR `de4x5.c' will run
>   any DC2114x based card other than those they've been written to
>   support.  WHY?? You ask.  Because there is a register, the General
>   Purpose Register (CSR12) that (1) in the DC21140A is programmable by
>   each vendor and they all do it differently (2) in the DC21142/3 this
>   is now an SIA control register (a la DC21041). The only small ray of
>   hope is that we can decode the SROM to help set up the driver.
>   However, this is not a guaranteed solution since some vendors (e.g.
>   SMC 9332 card) don't follow the Digital Semiconductor recommended SROM
>   programming format."
> pete

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