LINUX.TXT Driver File Contents (Netgear_FA310TX_Fast_Ethernet_PCI_Card_4.2.zip)

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                  NETGEAR FA310TX Fast Ethernet PCI Adapter
                  -----------------------------------------
                     LINUX Driver Installation Overview
                     ----------------------------------

  Preamble
  --------

  This software may be used and distributed according to the terms
  of the GNU Public License, incorporated herein by reference.

  This driver is for the Digital "Tulip" ethernet adapter interface.
  It should work with most DEC 21x4x-based chips/ethercards, as well as
  PNIC and MXIC chips.

  This program was originally written and maintained by Donald Becker
  who may be reached as becker@CESDIS.gsfc.nasa.gov, or C/O Center of
  Excellence in Space Data and Information Sciences Code 930.5,
  Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt MD 20771.

  The program is further modified and customized for use in the
  Netgear FA310TX series of Fast Ethernet PCI adapter cards.  For
  customer support, please call your respective local Netgear technical
  support.


  Getting Started
  ---------------

  This installation guide describes the installation procedures of the
  two most popular versions of Linux: RedHat Linux 5.2 and Slackware
  Linux 3.6.  With either Linux variation, you can install it into the
  Monolithic Kernel or the Modular Kernel.

  RedHat Linux 5.2
  ----------------

  With either the adapter cards based on the DEC 21140 controller (versions
  C1, C2 or C6) or the new NETGEAR cards (revisions D1, D2 or D3), the
  "Digital 21040 (Tulip)" driver included in the software can be used.
  With C1, C2 or C6, the RedHat installation software automatically detects
  and points to the proper driver.  With revisions D1, D2, or D3, you
  must manually instruct Linux to use the "Digital 21040 (Tulip)" driver
  under the "Which card to support" network window.

  However, the Tulip driver (version 0.89H) included in RedHat Linux 5.2
  configures the transmit threshold of the revisions D1, D2, and D3 cards
  to Store-and-forward.  To improve the network performance of the adapter
  card under Linux, it is recommended you use the Linux driver provided
  in the floppy (version 0.89K) or the latest Tulip driver (0.90Q) down-
  loadable from the following web site:

      http://cesdis.gsfc.nasa.gov/linux/drivers/tulip.html


    Installation Procedure for Modular Kernel
    -----------------------------------------

    1.  During installation of Linux, make sure that the "C Development" 
        selection is choosen under "Component to Install" window.  This will
        copy the C compiler into the system for compiling the driver.

    2.  Also the Network Configuration window during installation, you will
        be asked if you want to configure LAN (not dailup) networking for
        your installed system.  Answer YES.

    3.  Insert the floppy disk with the FA310 driver, and mount the disk into
        the system with the following command:

          mount -t msdos /dev/fd0 /mnt

    4.  Copy the Linux-related files from the disk into the system hard disk
        with the following command.  Four files will be copies: "cctulip",
        "tulip.c", "Copying", and "linux.txt".

          cp /mnt/linux/*.* .

    5.  Compile tulip.c by executing the "cctulip" command at the prompt.
        The following command will be executed.

          gcc -DMODULE -D__KERNEL__ -I/usr/src/linux/net/inet -Wall -Wstrict-prototypes -O6 -c tulip.c

    6.  Find the names of the files in the /lib/modules directory.  You
        might see the following directories.

          eg. "2.0.36-0.7" and "preferred".

    7.  Copy the newly compiled tulip.o into the latest kernel's modules.

          cp tulip.o /lib/modules/2.0.36-0.7/net/tulip.o

    8.  Reboot the system.

    9.  You can check if the driver is properly activating the card using
        the "dmesg" command right after system bootup.

    Installation Procedure for Monolithic Kernel
    --------------------------------------------
  
    1.  cp tulip.c /usr/src/linux/drivers/net/tulip.c

    2.  /user/src/linux# make config

        set the following

        a. EISA, VLB, PCI and on board controllers (CONFIG_NET_EISA) [N/y/?] Y
        b. DECchip Tulip (dc21x4x) PCI support (CONFIG_DEC_ELCP) [N/y/m/?] Y

    3.  Rebuild and install new kernel and reboot.

        a. make dep
        b. make clean
        c. make zImage or make zlilo

  Slackware 3.6
  ----------------

  With either the adapter cards based on the DEC 21140 controller (versions
  C1, C2 or C6) or the cards based on the Lite-on PNIC controller (versions
  D1, D2 or D3), the "Digital 21040 (Tulip)" driver included in the driver
  disk (version 0.89K) can be used.

  The latest original Tulip drive is also downloadable from the following
  web site:

      http://cesdis.gsfc.nasa.gov/linux/drivers/tulip.html


    Installation Procedure for Modular Kernel
    -----------------------------------------

    Slackware automatically install the compiler into the system, there is
    no need to alter the default installation procedure to add additional
    components.

    1.  Insert the floppy disk with the FA310 driver, and mount the disk into
        the system with the following command:

          mount -t msdos /dev/fd0 /mnt

    2.  Copy the Linux drivers from the disk into the system hard disk with
        the following command.  Four files will be copies: cctulip, tulip.c,
        Copying, linux.txt.

          cp /mnt/linux/*.* .

    3.  Compile tulip.c by executing the "cctulip" command at the prompt.
        The following command will be executed.

          gcc -DMODULE -D__KERNEL__ -I/usr/src/linux/net/inet -Wall -Wstrict-prototypes -O6 -c tulip.c

    4.  Find the names of the files in the /lib/modules directory.  You
        might see the following directories.

          eg. "2.0.35" and "preferred".

    5.  Copy the newly compiled tulip.o into the latest kernel's modules.

          cp tulip.o /lib/modules/2.0.35/net/tulip.o

    6.  Edit the "rc.modules" file in the /etc/rc.d directory with the
        following command:

          vi /etc/rc.d/rc.modules

    7.  Search the following line:

          "# /sbin/modprobe tulip"

    8.  Remove the "#" character at the beginning of the line and save the
        file.

          " /sbin/modprobe tulip"

    9.  Update kernel's module dependencies with the following command:

          /sbin/depmod -a

    10. Reboot the system.

    11. You can check if the driver is properly activating the card using
        the "dmesg" command right after system bootup.


    Installation Procedure for Monolithic Kernel
    --------------------------------------------
  
    1.  cp tulip.c /usr/src/linux/drivers/net/tulip.c

    2.  /user/src/linux# make config

        set the following

        a. EISA, VLB, PCI and on board controllers (CONFIG_NET_EISA) [N/y/?] Y
        b. DECchip Tulip (dc21x4x) PCI support (CONFIG_DEC_ELCP) [N/y/m/?] Y

    3.  Rebuild and install new kernel and reboot.

        a. make dep
        b. make clean
        c. make zImage or make zlilo


  NOTE:

      The latest testing version of the driver should compile with all
      1.2.*, 1.3.* development tools, 2.0.* and 2.1.* kernels.

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