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3C589_CS(4)                Kernel Interfaces Manual                3C589_CS(4)



NAME
       3c589_cs - 3Com 3c589 Etherlink III device driver


SYNOPSIS
       insmod 3c589_cs.o [pc_debug=n] [if_port=n] [irq_list=i,j,...]


DESCRIPTION
       3c589_cs  is the low-level Card Services driver for the 3Com 3c589 PCM-
       CIA ethernet adapter and  3Com  3c562/3c563  combo  cards.   When  this
       driver  is attached 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).

       With  the  default transceiver setting, the driver will attempt to con-
       tinuously autodetect the transceiver type (10base2 or 10baseT).   There
       should  normally  only  be  a  one or two second lag before the correct
       transceiver is selected.  On particularly noisy or busy networks, it is
       possible  for the detection logic to incorrectly toggle the transceiver
       type.  If this becomes a problem, it may  be  necessary  to  explicitly
       select  the interface type when the module is loaded or with the ifport
       command.


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.

       if_port=n
              Selects the transceiver  type.   0  is  autodetect  (10baseT  or
              10base2),  1  is  10baseT  (twisted pair), 2 is 10base2 (BNC, or
              thin net). and 3 is AUI (thick  ethernet).   The  default  is  0
              (autodetect).

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


DIAGNOSTICS
       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), ifport(8).



pcmcia-cs                     2000/06/12 21:24:48                  3C589_CS(4)