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AXNET_CS(4)                Kernel Interfaces Manual                AXNET_CS(4)



NAME
       axnet_cs - Asix AX88190 chipset PCMCIA Ethernet Driver


SYNOPSIS
       insmod axnet_cs.o [pc_debug=n] [irq_list=i,j,...]


DESCRIPTION
       Axnet_cs  is  a  driver  for  PCMCIA  ethernet  cards based on the Asix
       AX88190 chipset.  These cards are mostly  NE2000  compatible  but  have
       several  bugs  that are sufficiently tricky to work around that a sepa-
       rate driver was deemed necessary.  When this driver is bound to a card,
       it   allocates  the  next available ethernet device (eth0..eth#).  This
       device name will be reported in the kernel log file, and passed  on  to
       cardmgr(8).


PARAMETERS
       pc_debug=n
              Selects  the  PCMCIA  debugging  level.   This parameter is only
              available if the module is compiled with debugging  enabled.   A
              non-zero value enables debugging.

       irq_list=i,j,...
              Specifies  the  set  of interrupts that may be allocated by this
              driver.


DIAGNOSTICS
       axnet_cs: this is not an AX88190 card!
              Indicates that this card is probably a normal NE2000  compatible
              card, which requires the pcnet_cs driver.

       eth#: interrupt(s) dropped!
              Indicates that the driver did not receive an interrupt notifica-
              tion for some reason.  The driver will poll  the  card  (with  a
              significant  performance  penalty) if the problem persists.  The
              most likely cause is an interrupt conflict  and/or  host  bridge
              configuration problem.


WARNING
       This  man  page describes the standalone PCMCIA drivers provided by the
       pcmcia-cs source, not the PCMCIA kernel driver support that is included
       in  the 2.4 (and later) linux kernel.  While the kernel PCMCIA code has
       the same functionality as the driver  side  of  the  standalone  PCMCIA
       package,  there are some important differences.  Therefore, some or all
       of this documentation might not apply to the kernel drivers.


AUTHOR
       David Hinds - dahindsATusers.net


SEE ALSO
       cardmgr(8), pcmcia(5).



pcmcia-cs                     2001/08/17 12:51:58                  AXNET_CS(4)