3C589_CS(4) Kernel Interfaces Manual 3C589_CS(4)
3c589_cs - 3Com 3c589 Etherlink III device driver
insmod 3c589_cs.o [pc_debug=n] [if_port=n] [irq_list=i,j,...]
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
Selects the PCMCIA debugging level. This parameter is only
available if the module is compiled with debugging enabled. A
non-zero value enables debugging.
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
Specifies the set of interrupts that may be allocated by this
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
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.
David Hinds - dahindsATusers.net
cardmgr(8), pcmcia(5), ifport(8).
pcmcia-cs 2000/06/12 21:24:48 3C589_CS(4)