On Tue, 2003-02-25 at 00:07, Daxbert wrote:
> Quoting Stacey Roberts <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>:
> > 

> <snipped>

> > 
> > I was just doing a search around FreeBSD tech sites and actually, this
> > *specific* nic - 3CSOHO100B-TX isn't actually listed. What *is* listed
> > in the Handbook is:
> > 
> > 3cSOHO100-TX OfficeConnect adapter  <-- WHERE I WENT WRONG>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
> > 
> > In looking man xl(4) though, 3cSOHO100-TX OfficeConnect isn't even
> > mentioned, far less for 3CSOHO100B-TX. So it appears that I've not done
> > my homework on this one :-(
> > 
> > > I've never done this... but one option would be to edit if_xlreg.h and
> > *add*
> > > support for your card and recompile and install the new kernel.
> > 
> > Man.., I'd like to get this working.., but I'm not sure about editing
> > those files - not a programmer, you see. Is the HURRICANE_SOHOTX
> > actually the one to edit, for instance?
> > 
> In a previous email I mentioned my logic behind picking the HURRICANE SOHO,
> because it was the only one which mentioned SOHO in the name.
> I did some further research (google: 0x9300 SOHO) and found that this card isn't
>  based on the HURRICANE chipset at all:
> http://www.tux.org/hypermail/linux-vortex/2002-Dec/0054.html
> the author mentions that it's a 'tulip' based card. Tulip is a DEC
> ASIC. First make sure the de driver is enabled, and disable your existing xl
> driver.  And hope for the best.

Yeah, I've just come across a linux thread that mentions as much
(actually refers to a driver provided my the guys at scyld). I'll follow
up on what this thread link says and see how it goes..,

Thanks a lot, Man.



> If it's still undetected... you'd need to hack into the tulip files... I'd
> recommend this if you are comfortable with booting alternate kernels.  That way,
> if you break the kernel it's not a big deal.
> if_de.c and if_devar.h (both in /usr/src/sys/pci) are the files in question.
> good luck
> --daxbert
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Stacey Roberts
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