[sf-lug] Is the Farallon EtherMac PC Card GNU/Linux compatible?

Jason Turner jturner at nonzerosums.org
Mon Aug 4 12:01:05 PDT 2008

Bobbie Sellers wrote:
>     I have been trying to set this PNP595a up on my Dell Inspiron 4000
> dual-boot laptop for some time and have done numerous searches thru 
> Google trying to determine whether or not it can be made to work.
>     If someone supplies a determination either way it will be useful
> but if it is compatible then which chip set driver can I use with it?

Zero personal experience with Farallon hardware on Linux, but 
http://pcmcia-cs.sourceforge.net/ftp/SUPPORTED.CARDS has this on its 
supported list -- asterisk emphasis is my own,

Ethernet cards:

	[3c589_cs driver] [x86,ppc]
	3Com 3c589, 3c589B, 3c589C, 3c589D
	3Com Megahertz 3CXE589D, 3CXE589EC, 3CCE589ET, 3CCE589EC
	* Farallon EtherWave, EtherMac *
	Hitachi HT-4840-13

 So, if you haven't already, you might try the 3c589_cs driver.  Backing 
up just a bit, I suspect that there might be interesting data in your 
logs around hardware detection/setup.  You might want to share pertinent 
sections of "lspci" and "dmesg" with the list.

Perhaps someone else has direct experience with any twists/turns in the 
use of that driver( a search reveals some issues people had with it two 
years ago...).

Good luck Bobbie.


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