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NAME

       3c589_cs - 3Com 3c589 Etherlink III device driver

SYNOPSIS

       insmod 3c589_cs.o [pc_debug=n] [if_port=n] [irq_list=i,j,...]

DESCRIPTION

       3c589_cs  is  the  low-level  Card  Services  driver for the 3Com 3c589
       PCMCIA ethernet adapter and 3Com 3c562/3c563 combo  cards.   When  this
       driver  is attached to a card, it allocates the next available ethernet
       device (eth0..eth#).  This device name will be reported in  the  kernel
       log file, and passed on to cardmgr(8).

       With  the  default  transceiver  setting,  the  driver  will attempt to
       continuously autodetect the  transceiver  type  (10base2  or  10baseT).
       There  should  normally  only  be  a  one  or two second lag before the
       correct  transceiver  is  selected.   On  particularly  noisy  or  busy
       networks,  it is possible for the detection logic to incorrectly toggle
       the transceiver type.  If this becomes a problem, it may  be  necessary
       to  explicitly  select  the interface type when the module is loaded or
       with the ifport command.

PARAMETERS

       pc_debug=n
              Selects the PCMCIA debugging  level.   This  parameter  is  only
              available  if  the module is compiled with debugging enabled.  A
              non-zero value enables debugging.

       if_port=n
              Selects the transceiver  type.   0  is  autodetect  (10baseT  or
              10base2),  1  is  10baseT  (twisted pair), 2 is 10base2 (BNC, or
              thin net). and 3 is AUI (thick  ethernet).   The  default  is  0
              (autodetect).

       irq_list=i,j,...
              Specifies  the  set  of interrupts that may be allocated by this
              driver.

DIAGNOSTICS

       eth#: interrupt(s) dropped!
              Indicates  that  the  driver  did  not  receive   an   interrupt
              notification  for  some  reason.   The driver will poll the card
              (with  a  significant  performance  penalty)  if   the   problem
              persists.  The most likely cause is an interrupt conflict and/or
              host bridge configuration problem.

AUTHOR

       David Hinds - dahinds@users.sourceforge.net

SEE ALSO

       cardmgr(8), pcmcia(5), ifport(8).