Re: 3c59x fails to work in 2.0.30

Jennifer Lauren Carmack (
Sat, 19 Apr 1997 11:18:58 -0400 (EDT)

On Thu, 17 Apr 1997, Nathan wrote:

> Are you sure that your card is a 3c590, and not a 3c900? The 2.0.27 kernel
> distributed with RedHat 4.1 includes an updated version of 3c59x.c which
> supports 3c90x cards; this driver isn't in the standard 2.0.x kernel
> sources. You can get the updated 3c59x.c file from Donald Becker's website
> at

Actually the card was a 3c905, and the driver from the web site
worked fine. Now I have another problem with 2.0.30 that was not in
2.0.27. I initially compiled my mouse (psaux) as a module, and when X
started it said it could not open psaux (device or resource busy). I
tried compiling it into the kernel, and the X started OK, but neither the
mouse or keyboard would work at all. I couldn't even do Ctrl-Alt-BS -- I
had to telnet in from elsewhere and kill X, at which point the keyboard
worked fine. X worked fine with the 2.0.27 that came with Red Hat.