3c574 NIC support with recent 2.6 kernels.

Peter Stuge stuge-linux-pcmcia at cdy.org
Mon Feb 5 02:09:40 EST 2007

On Sun, Feb 04, 2007 at 11:06:58PM -0500, cga2000 wrote:
> > > > >   product info: "3Com", "Megahertz 3CCFEM556", "LAN + 56k Modem", ""
> > > > 
> > > > This looks like a 32-bit CardBus card, not a 16-bit PCMCIA card.

The 3CCFEM556 is a 16-bit PCMCIA card, not a CardBus card.

> > Possibly there's a PCI ID missing from the 3c59x driver.  What
> > does lspci tell you about the card?  Do you have yenta_socket
> > loaded so you can see the card in the slot?
> Update:
> rebooted the debian "etch" installer and tried the 3c59x driver but
> am still getting the same result..

You're definately looking for the 3c574_cs driver in 2.6 kernels.

pcmcia-cs-3.2.8 comes with a .cis and a .dat file for this card, have
you made the information within available to the 2.6 pcmcia drivers?
See http://kernel.org/pub/linux/utils/kernel/pcmcia/howto.html under
"2.5. The difficult cases: CIS overrides"
(Basically copy 3CCFEM556.dat to /lib/firmware/3CCFEM556.cis)

> are you suggesting that I might need a patched version so my modem/nic
> combo is recognized?

I think it should just work.


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