Re: sun + gigabit nic

From: Thomas Duffy (
Date: Mon Oct 08 2001 - 11:44:13 EST

On Sat, 2001-10-06 at 09:44, wrote:

> so will the netgear gigabit adapter work with the ultrasparc linux kernel
> ?
> (the netgear ga622t ?)

this is netgear's gige over copper card. it does not use the acenic
chip. instead it uses the national semiconductor 83820 chip and a
different driver. this driver did not go into the kernel until ~2.4.10
(ns83820.c) and does not work under sparc64 so far -- it seems to
compile, load into the kernel, receive ethernet packets, but packets
never get to layer 3 AFAICT. if anybody has had better luck, please let
me know.

btw, anybody know where to get acenic gige copper cards anywhere? for
the life of me, I cannot find a place that sells them anymore.


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