Re: Intel EtherExpress Pro (making it work)

Illuminati Primus (
Tue, 3 Dec 1996 23:56:23 -0500 (EST)

There is a driver for the card that you (and I) have.. its at the site I
posted earlier.. :

A few people say it works fine for them, but Im still trying to get it to
work (it says my slot doesnt have bus mastering).. Also, you will need to
edit Space.c to have it probe for the card if you arent loading it as a

Good luck..

On Tue, 3 Dec 1996, Paul Slootman wrote:

> wrote:
> >
> >At work nearly all of the machines come with Intel EtherExpress Pro PCI
> >ethernet cards (with an 82557 chip), and even though a few coworkers told
> Stop right there.
> Note that the original Intel EtherExpress Pro cards had a 82556 chip.
> Intel quietly "changed" the card to one using a 82557 chip, and calls
> that card the "B version". It is, in fact, a completely different
> card. Even the DOS drivers etc. are not interchangeable.
> We were bitten by this, because we had ordered a couple of these cards
> to go into a Solaris 2.4 system. They weren't recognized. Closer
> inspection revealed that these cards were different than the originals,
> and are not and will not be supported by Solaris 2.4.
> Hence, the Linux driver for these things will have to be changed to
> work for the "B version" Intel EtherExpress Pro.
> Intel seems to make it a point to be a cause of aggravation...
> Paul Slootman
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