5.3-R and D-Link DFE500TX cards [ corrected ]

Matt Emmerton matt at gsicomp.on.ca
Tue Mar 1 22:22:25 GMT 2005

> On Mon, 28 Feb 2005 22:24:25 -0500, "Matt Emmerton" <matt at gsicomp.on.ca>
> wrote:
> > I just installed 5.3-R on a spare machine, which is equipped with a
> > DFE-530TX network card.
> > This is a "typical" Digital 21440A-based card which has worked fine fine
> > under 4.x before.
> Something misdetected your card, then. The DFE-530TX is via-rhine based
> (vr0) - I should know, I have 3 boxen using them :)
> The DFE-530TX+, however, is based on an RTL8139.
> $ dmesg | grep vr0
> vr0: <VIA VT3043 Rhine I 10/100BaseTX> port 0x1080-0x10ff mem
0xf0000000-0xf000007f irq 11 at device 14.0 on pci0
> miibus0: <MII bus> on vr0
> vr0: Ethernet address: 00:50:ba:df:6f:60

I yanked the card out and noticed it's an older DFE-500TX card (not 530TX)
with the DEC 21140 chipset.
So I think it's rightly being detected as a 'de' device, but is not working.

Anyone out there have any hints/tips/advice?


Matt Emmerton

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