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Re: [SLUG] what module for dlink dfe530?
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- Subject: Re: [SLUG] what module for dlink dfe530?
- From: Jeff Waugh <jdub@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu Feb 15 20:12:01 2001
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<quote who="Ian Tester">
> It's a RealTek 8139 based card, and isn't worth half the money that D-link
> is selling 'em for.
VIA Rhine, in fact.
> All I get are timeout errors with both the D-link and another
> (cheaper) RTL8139 card. And with both 2.2.16 (or whatever Debian Potato
> r0 comes with) and 2.4.0. Has anyone had any luck with these cards?
I've had nothing but success with rtl8139-based cards. Yes, they are for
non-critical or budget installations, but for those purposes they're fine.
Use the 8139too module with Linux 2.2.
I *strongly* recommend downloading Donald Becker's drivers (linked from
scyld.com), as they are generally better than their older main kernel
distributed counterparts. (Write a script to update your kernel trees.)
In addition to the drivers, there are some very helpful troubleshooting /
hardware detection tools, and links to the driver devel and bug lists.
Donald is very helpful with driver/card issues too.
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