Conexant LANfinity is working in 2.2 and 2.4!

From: Kent Hunt (
Date: Mon Jul 23 2001 - 13:13:39 EST


        To those that are not faint hearted and that cannot
wait, I managed to have the Conexant LANfinity
NIC in presario laptops working in both 2.2.19 and
2.4.7 kernels.
        For 2.2 just follow the instructions in the
tulip (2.2) mailing list in July. For 2.4 I've got the
        Have your 2.4.7 kernel tree under /usr/src/linux.
                1. kern_compat.h revision 1.9
                2. pci-scan.c:v1.06 5/18/2001
                3. pci-scan.h:version 1.02 2001/03/18
                4. tulip.c:v0.92w 7/9/2001

        These can be found somewhere in

        Create the Makefile:

CC = gcc
-Wstrict-prototypes -O2 -I/usr/src/linux/include
-fomit-frame-pointer -fno-strict-aliasing
-Wno-trigraphs -fno-common -pipe
-mpreferred-stack-boundary=2 -march=i686 -DMODVERSIONS
 -include /usr/src/linux/include/linux/modversions.h
        $(CC) $(OPTIONSTULIP) -c tulip.c
        $(CC) $(OPTIONSPCISN) -c pci-scan.c
        rm -f *~ pci-scan.o tulip.o

        Type make and then you should have the modules
pci-scan.o and tulip.o ready to be inserted in your
kernel and voila.

        Notes: This worked for me but I don't know if this
will destroy your machine. You may want to change the
arch flag -march to reflect your CPU. This was done on
a Debian 2.3 (aka woody) system. This is being posted
using this driver. The full-duplex mode is known to be

        Great many thanks for Donald Becker for making this
driver work with the LANfinity chip!
        Happy networking presario guys!


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