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  dmfe.c: Version 1.28        01/18/2000

        A Davicom DM9102(A)/DM9132/DM9801 fast ethernet driver for Linux. 

        Copyright (C) 1997  Sten Wang

        This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or

        modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License

        as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2

        of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

        This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,

        but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of


        GNU General Public License for more details.

  A. Compiler command:

     A-1: For normal single processor kernel

          "gcc -DMODULE -D__KERNEL__ -I/usr/src/linux/net/inet -Wall 

            -Wstrict-prototypes -O6 -c dmfe.c"

     A-2: For single processor and enable kernel module version function

          "gcc -DMODULE -DMODVERSIONS -D__KERNEL__ -I/usr/src/linux/net/inet 

            -Wall -Wstrict-prototypes -O6 -c dmfe.c"

     A-3: For multiple processors(SMP) and enable the module version function

          "gcc -D__SMP__ -DMODULE -DMODVERSIONS -D__KERNEL__ -I/usr/src/linux

           /net/inet -Wall -Wstrict-prototypes -O6 -c dmfe.c"

  B. The following steps teach you how to active DM9102 board:

        1. Used the upper compiler command to compile dmfe.c

        2. Insert dmfe module into kernel

           "insmod dmfe"        ;;Auto Detection Mode (Suggest)

           "insmod dmfe mode=0" ;;Force 10M Half Duplex

           "insmod dmfe mode=1" ;;Force 100M Half Duplex

           "insmod dmfe mode=4" ;;Force 10M Full Duplex

           "insmod dmfe mode=5" ;;Force 100M Full Duplex

        3. Config a dm9102 network interface

           "ifconfig eth0"

                          ^^^^^^^^^^^ Your IP address

        4. Active the IP routing table. For some distributions, it is not

           necessary. You can type "route" to check.

           "route add default eth0"

        5. Well done. Your DM9102 adapter actived now.

   C. Object files description:

        1. dmfe_rh61.o:       	For Redhat 6.1

        2. dmfe_cal23.o:       	For Caldera 2.3

        If you can make sure your kernel version, you can rename

        to dmfe.o and directly use it without re-compiling.

  Author: Sten Wang, 886-3-5798797-8517, E-mail:

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  • 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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