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Re: rtl8139.c Driver patch submission

From: Robert Millan
Subject: Re: rtl8139.c Driver patch submission
Date: Tue, 2 Jul 2002 06:59:02 +0200
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Hi Anthony!

I don't know if this is helpful to you, but there's a newer version
of rtl8139.c than the one from the kernel Linux:


I also found this on the way:


On Mon, Jul 01, 2002 at 09:43:20PM -0400, Anthony Ventimiglia wrote:
> Hi,
>       I just recently installed GNU/Hurd off the Debian ISO. I'm using a
> D-Link DFE-530TX+ NIC, which was not being recognized during the Mach
> startup. I got some help from some folks on the #hurd irc channel, a few
> of which had been successfully running rtl8139 based NIC's. Finally
> after playing around and following advice with no luck, I decided to
> recompile gnumach. 
>       After rebuilding, My card was still not being
> recognized, so I decided to look into the rtl8139.c driver module to see
> if I could figure out the problem. I discovered the code wasn't written
> to recognize the Vendor ID and Card ID of the DFE-538. So I looked at
> the 8139too.c Linux Module and hacked the rtl8139.c code to recognize my
> card. Everything is working just fine with My NIC now.
>       Now I'd like to know how, where or to whom  I can submit this patch? 
>       I'd also like to mention that there are quite a few rtl8139
> based cards in the 2.4 8139too.c module that will not be recognized by
> the 2.0 rtl8139.c. The fix I applied should also work to add support for
> these cards, and I'd be happy to help anyone who wants to add this
> support. 
>       I've been told that the next Major release of gnumach (2.x?)
> will be using all the OSKit hardware Drivers, and that I shouldn't waste
> too much time hacking the current Linux 2.0 based drivers. This was just
> a quick two minute fix, which just basically will support more hardware. 
> Thanks for your Help
> Anthony

Robert Millan

"5 years from now everyone will be running
free GNU on their 200 MIPS, 64M SPARCstation-5"

              Andrew S. Tanenbaum, 30 Jan 1992

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