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john maclean
PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2008 9:36 am    Post subject: intel e100 Reply with quote

The Intel e100 driver may be included in the "non-free section". I'd like confirmation please.

Looking at linux-2.6.24.2/drivers/net/e100.c...
Quote:

e100.c: Intel(R) PRO/100 ethernet driver
..
/********************************************************/
/* Micro code for 8086:1229 Rev 8 */
/********************************************************/

/* Parameter values for the D101M B-step */
#define D101M_CPUSAVER_TIMER_DWORD 78
#define D101M_CPUSAVER_BUNDLE_DWORD 65
#define D101M_CPUSAVER_MIN_SIZE_DWORD 126

#define D101M_B_RCVBUNDLE_UCODE \
{\
0x00550215, 0xFFFF0437, 0xFFFFFFFF, 0x06A70789, 0xFFFFFFFF, 0x0558FFFF, \
0x000C0001, 0x00101312, 0x000C0008, 0x00380216, \
0x0010009C, 0x00204056, 0x002380CC, 0x00380056, \
0x0010009C, 0x00244C0B, 0x00000800, 0x00124818, \
0x00380438, 0x00000000, 0x00140000, 0x00380555, \

...


That looks like binary shiznit to me. Is there an alternative for IBM laptops, particularly the X30s?


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jebba
PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2008 2:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The e100 is removed from the linux-libre kernel. The eepro100 driver should work fine. Basically there are two drivers for the same hardware, one Free Software, one not, AFAICT.
john maclean
PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2008 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phew!

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