[Cbsupport] Linux address & Dell Base Station Network driver(s)

Cloud wavicle63 at optusnet.com.au
Mon Jul 7 19:20:01 UTC 2003

On Fri, 2003-07-04 at 19:33, Chris Guiver wrote:

> Question 3
> Is it a driver problem - why the dell laptop doesn't look or recognize the 
> supplied base station 3COM ethernet card. The screen, keyboard ports have 
> been tested and work fine, but the 3COM doesn't light up any leds, or 
> PINGing other machines produces nothing.

I had one of those for a while, yes the base station adapter is a pain
but it will work if you manually insmod the 3c509(?) driver after
plugging your laptop into the base station.  Also, it can be difficult
on those old systems to have the base station network and onboard sound
running together.  If the insmod doesn't work, pull your soundcard
drivers and try again.

Cloud <wavicle63 at optusnet.com.au>

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