Re: 3c59x fails to work in 2.0.30

Michael Boettger (
Fri, 18 Apr 1997 11:05:44 +0200 (MET DST)

I'd the same problem on various machines with the original 3c59x.c v0.25
driver. As we are useing some 3c59x and some 3c90x cards I'd to switch to
verison v0.30-all (which supports both cards) and all the problems are

But be prepared the latest version of the driver which supports both cards
is v0.39 which made some problems with the 3c90x cards so useing the
v0.30-all driver should bring the most stable result. IMHO

ru l8r

But as Dave M. posted some days ago, he will take care of the bugs reports
and try to merge the fixes made to the driver included in the kerneltree
to the most reicent version. So maybe we'll see a fullfeatured v0.39
driver in the next kernel release.

On Fri, 18 Apr 1997, Thayne Harbaugh wrote:

> Yep! I'm using a 3c90x in a Dell P6-200/32 (I don't know the exact
> model).
> I had the same problem you have found so I pulled a fast one. I took
> the
> 3c590 module from RedHat 4.1, edited it with vi to change it from 2.0.27
> to 2.0.30, and then loaded it right up. My machine has been taking a
> beating and I haven't had a single problem!
> Just don't ask me what the REAL problem is . . .
> Jennifer Lauren Carmack wrote:
> >
> > Hello,
> >
> > I have a P200/32 with a 3c590 network card, IDE drives, PnP modem, and
> > SB/WSS compatable sound card. The system worked fine with the 2.0.27
> > kernel provided with Red Hat 4.1, but the 2.0.30 kernel I compiled with
> > the same settings does not detect the network card. Is anyone
> > successfully using a 3c590 with 2.0.30? Sorry if I am missing some
> > information, but the computer is at work and I am at home.
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Jen
> --
> Thayne Harbaugh
> President PLUG
> Provo Linux Users' Group