RELEASE.TXT Driver File Contents (nk1000t32bit.zip)

                          Broadcom Corporation
                          16215 Alton Parkway,
                          Irvine, CA 92619-7013
			  
                              Release Notes
                        Altima AC1000 Linux Driver
                             Version 1.0.2
                               11/07/2001

Table of Contents
=================

  Introduction
  Limitations
  Packaging
  Building Driver
  Module Parameters
  Revision History
  
			       
Introduction
============

This file describes the Linux driver for the Altima AC1000 series
10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet Network Controllers.


Limitations
===========

The current version of the driver has been tested as a loadable module on
Red Hat 6.2, 7.0, 7.1, and 7.2 Linux distributions for i386 and ia64. Testing
has also been done on other similar Linux distributions using 2.2.x and 2.4.x
kernels.


Packaging
=========

The driver's source files are released in a compressed tar archive.


Building Driver 
===============

1. Create a directory and extract the files:

   tar xvzf ac1000-<version>.tar.gz

2. Build the driver ac1000.o as a loadable module for the running kernel:

   make

3. Test the driver by loading it: 

   insmod ac1000.o

4. Install the driver:

   make install

5. To configure network protocol and address, refer to Linux documentations.


Module Parameters
=================

Optional parameters for the driver can be supplied as command line arguments 
to the insmod command. Typically, these parameters are set in the file
/etc/modules.conf (see the man page for modules.conf). These parameters take
the form

    <parameter>=value[,value,...]

where the multiple values for the same parameter are for multiple NICs
installed in the system.

Note that default values will be used when invalid values are selected.

All the parameters are listed below.

line_speed

    Selects the line speed of the link. This parameter is used together with
    full_duplex to select the speed and duplexity of the link.
    
    The valid values are:
    
    0      Autonegotiate (default)
    10     10 Mbps
    100    100 Mbps
    1000   1000 Mbps

    Note that 1000 Mbps must be negotiated for copper twisted pair links.

full_duplex

    Selects the duplexity of the link. This paramter is used together with
    line_speed to select the speed and duplexity of the link. Note that this
    parameter is ignored if line_speed is 0.
    
    The valid values are:
    
    0      half duplex
    1      full duplex (default)
    
rx_flow_control

    Enables or disables receiving flow control (pause) frames. This parameter
    is used together with auto_flow_control. The valid values are:
    
    0      pause receive disabled (default)
    1      pause receive enabled if auto_flow_control is set to 0, or
           pause receive advertised if auto_flow_control is set to 1

tx_flow_control

    Enables or disables transmitting flow control (pause) frames. This parameter
    is used together with auto_flow_control. The valid values are:
    
    0      pause transmit disabled (default)
    1      pause transmit enabled if auto_flow_control is set to 0, or
           pause transmit advertised if auto_flow_control is set to 1

auto_flow_control

    Enables or disables autonegotiation of flow control. This parameter is used
    together with rx_flow_control and tx_flow_control to determine the
    advertised flow control capability. The valid values are:
    
    0      flow control autonegotiation disabled (default)
    1      flow control autonegotiation enabled with capability specified in
           rx_flow_control and tx_flow_control (only valid if line_speed is
           set to 0)


Revision History
================
v1.0.2 (11/07/01)

- Added SIOCETHTOOL support.

v1.0.1 (09/24/01)

- First release.


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How To Update Drivers Manually

After your driver has been downloaded, follow these simple steps to install it.

  • Expand the archive file (if the download file is in zip or rar format).

  • If the expanded file has an .exe extension, double click it and follow the installation instructions.

  • Otherwise, open Device Manager by right-clicking the Start menu and selecting Device Manager.

  • Find the device and model you want to update in the device list.

  • Double-click on it to open the Properties dialog box.

  • From the Properties dialog box, select the Driver tab.

  • Click the Update Driver button, then follow the instructions.

Very important: You must reboot your system to ensure that any driver updates have taken effect.

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