[openbeosmediakit] Re: cvs access

  • From: David McPaul <dmcpaul@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: openbeosmediakit@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 06 Jul 2003 00:49:34 +1000

> David McPaul wrote:
> > Well I mainly wanted more up to date code to test the network stack
> > which is supposed to support my network card.
> All network device drivers available for BeOS are already out there,
> on BeBits
> or built-in in BeOS R5.
> AFAIK (and I really hope I know well, as net team leader), there is
> no
> extra/better network cards drivers provided only by OpenBeOS net
> stack.
> At best, we host two of them: SiS900 and RTL8139.
> The first one is available thru BeBits, and the second is in beta
> stage, but Be
> Inc. release on BeBits their own for BeOS R5, it should works fine
> too.

Well I read the latest newsletter and it mentioned that the RTL8139
driver is supposed to work  now which is what I have so I thought I
would have a look at it

So I installed the OBOS networking stack with jam
but only the loopback device showed up.

I thought I would try with the latest code before I complained :-)

I figured since I was supposed to be on the media kit team that I might
have access.

> Not that I want to forbid you to give to look at the network stack
> code and fix
> it, thought ;-)
> Which kind of network card do you have (vendor, model, chip name)?

PCI bus, device #8: NIC (Ethernet) [2|0|0]
Current configuration: irq [10]
  io range:  min d000 max d000 align 0 len 100
  mem range: min df02b000 max df02b000 align 0 len 100
1 configurations
Bus-dependent information:
vendor id: 0x10EC Realtek Semiconductor
product id: 0x8139 Chip Number: RT8139A/B/C/D
Description: Fast Ethernet Adapter

It's a genuine realtek card.  Works great with the R5 supplied driver.

As a question if I wanted to use the R5 driver can I just copy it
across?  Do I need to symlink it as well?

Is it not a good idea to try the new driver out?


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