Re: 3Com Etherlink III (3C509B) won't work
From: Carl (moc.erawtfosdigir_at_treblig_tnomal)
Date: Fri, 09 Jan 2004 15:19:52 -0500
>>How do I change the interrupt line ? - can I just change the value in the
>>modules.conf file ?
well interrupts can be shared so lets first make sure the modules.conf
has the correct interrupt.
> That only informs the driver of what IRQ the card is using. (and I
> thought the driver could find that by interrogating the card nowadays,
> so maybe if you HAVE an irq= thing there, that is wrong?).
> If you want to change the irq that the card uses, you have to set it on
> the card.
> Depending on the card, that may involve using the dos setup disk for
> it, or if you are lucky and it is pnp (which probably is faulty on the
> card ..), using isapnp, or if you are very very lucky, use 3c5x9setup.
I think he just needs to make sure the driver is trying to use the
proper irq that the card is set to. he should do this
that should list several devices, and you should from that be able to
tell the irq your network card is on.
if you do not have 2 network cards installed, you should only have 1
entry for a network card in /etc/modules.conf
alias usb-controller usb-uhci
alias eth0 3c509
options 3c509 irq=5
alias eth1 3c509
I would eliminate altogether or just put a # in front of that options
line, and see if that fixes it. but first if you do not have 2 cards,
erase that alias eth1 3c509 line altogether.
i really expect the 3c509 should work without manually telling the
driver which irq the card is set to, what does the readme say about that?
as a note I have an nforce chipset and my modules.conf has this for
alias eth0 nvnet