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Marco d'Itri 08-27-2011 09:43 PM

Bug#639538: de4x5 is obsolete
 
Package: linux-2.6
Severity: normal

<Md> is there any reason to keep building the de4x5 driver, which has been
blacklisted by default by udev since forever?
<trave11er> i think it was relevant for alpha, there were two drivers claiming
the same PCI IDs (de4x5 and tulip?)
<trave11er> they had cards which would work with one but not the other
<trave11er> vorlon would remember :-)
<Md> trave11er: correct about de4x5 and tulip, but the driver is built for
de4x5 as well and is blacklisted for all architectures
<vorlon> s/they/I/
<vorlon> I don't think you'd want to build it on any architecture except
alpha... which we're not building for
<trave11er> the chances of people still encountering such problems are probably
pretty slim by now
<vorlon> still pretty high if they're running alpha; almost zero otherwise
<Md> and de4x5 on i386 has no aliases in modules.alias so it cannot be
autoloaded anyway
<vorlon> yep
<vorlon> so I would definitely stop building it. If and when someone comes
along who needs it again, they can work on getting tulip fixed instead

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ciao,
Marco

C&S 12-18-2011 01:47 PM

Bug#639538: de4x5 is obsolete
 
Just wanted to register an interest in this driver...
It appears that de4x5 is still needed on the PowerPC platform; the
tulip driver does not work with PCI ethernet cards used in the Mac
Performa line that are based on the DEC 21143 chip.




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Ben Hutchings 12-18-2011 05:03 PM

Bug#639538: de4x5 is obsolete
 
On Sun, 2011-12-18 at 09:47 -0500, C&S wrote:
> Just wanted to register an interest in this driver...
> It appears that de4x5 is still needed on the PowerPC platform; the
> tulip driver does not work with PCI ethernet cards used in the Mac
> Performa line that are based on the DEC 21143 chip.

What is the PCI device ID for these?

Ben.

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Ben Hutchings 12-18-2011 09:04 PM

Bug#639538: de4x5 is obsolete
 
On Sun, 2011-12-18 at 16:10 -0500, C&S wrote:
> >
> > What is the PCI device ID for these?
> >
>
>
>
>
>
> previously sent:
>
>
> ==================
> Mint PPC 11 installer reports:
> > lspci -nn
> Ethernet controller [0200]: Digital Equipment Corporation DECchip
> 21142/43 [1011:0019] (rev 30)
> ==================
>
>
>
>
> CORRECTION:
>
>
> this was the PPC 9 installer-- tulip in version 11 seems to be working
> after all
[...]

According to Distrowatch, Mint version 9 has Linux 2.6.32 and version 11
has Linux 2.6.38. The only fix I can see to the standard tulip driver
between those versions is related to suspend/resume. (There are quite a
few other changes, but they are clean-ups and adjustment for API
changes. They are unlikely to have fixed any bugs.)

If the tulip driver in Debian's stable release (6.0 'squeeze') doesn't
work with this chip, please report a separate bug.

Ben.


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