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       eiconctrl - configure Eicon active ISDN card


       eiconctrl [-d Driver-Id] action options ...


       eiconctrl  is  used to setup the Eicon ISDN device driver and for downloading the firmware
       into the ISDN card.

       The use of eiconctrl makes sense, if you are using an active Eicon ISDN card only.


       -d Driver-Id
              selects the S0/S2M interface named by Driver-Id.   Driver-Ids  are  defined  during
              driver  initialisation. See README.eicon for a description of the syntax to be used
              for modularised and monolithic driver  versions.   This  option  must  be  used  to
              identify  the  S0/S2M interface if more than one S0/S2M interface is existent. If a
              single card is used, it may be omitted.  If using more than one ISA-Bus-type  card,
              support  for  the other cards is enabled with the add action of eiconctrl. PCI-Bus-
              type cards will be automatically added during driver initialisation.  Ids  may  not
              start  with  digits  or small x, because these values are misinterpreted as numeric
              parameters by insmod.  For loading the module, always the newest  modutils  package
              should be used to avoid problems during load.

       The following actions may be given to eiconctrl.

       irq [interrupt]
              sets  the  irq  number  to  use (only ISA).  If the interrupt value is omitted, the
              current setting will be printed.

       load  protocol  [options]
              Downloads the protocol- and dsp-code into the card and starts operation.

              etsi Euro-ISDN E-DSS1 (default)
              1tr6 German ISDN Protocol
              .... other protocols are also possible

              For options see eiconctrl without  any  parameters  for  ISA  cards  and  eiconctrl
              divaload -h for PCI cards.

       manage [read|exec <path>]
              Starts Management-Interface.

       xlog [cont|<filename>]
              Retrieving  XLOG  entries  of  adapter.   With  option  cont given, it will be on a
              continuous cycle.  Using a driver release 1.77 or newer you can  specify  a  trace-
              file for the xlog interpreter.

       isdnlog [on|off]
              Switch trace-information for isdnlog on/off.


       COMMON to all BRI-ISA
              When  using  BRI-PtP  set -S1 -n -t0 options. Some (very rare) switches require the
              -S2 here.The offset, set by the on-boards jumpers needs  an  additional  '0'  (f.e.
              Cards jumper setup is 0xd800 - means a membase of 0xd8000 ).

       S SX SXn SCOM
              when  loading  the card's module by insmod / modprobe, you need to specify Membase,
              IRQ and ID. Only the SCOM is also MCA-supported.

       S2M    When using PRI-PtP set -n -S2

       QUADRO Loading this card as usual will automatically find and autoload the remaining three
              cards. Don't forget to set the Membase, IRQ and ID string using insmod or modprobe.
              Remember to "eiconctrl load <card_n>"  for  all  "four"  cards  manually  with  the
              desired  protocol.  When setting the ID's last letter to an "a", the remaining ID's
              will be continued with "b, c, d" ; Otherwise the ID-string will add a "_2 _3 _4" to
              the cards device-description.

       COMMON to all BRI/PRI PCI
              All  cards  are auto detected and autoloaded w/o any parameters at insmod/modprobe.
              Using more than one card in a system will require the eiconctrl "-d" option to load
              the futher cards. (f.e eiconctrl -d eicon2) You can also use the -all option to get
              all boards loaded at one time (divaload only). The ETSI protocol is default and  is
              not  needed  to  be set as parm. Otherwise add the desired protocol to specify. The
              protocolcodes are normally located at /usr/lib/isdn/eicon.

       4BRI   Loading this card will set the protocol to all "4 cards"  same  style.  You  cannot
              load  diffrent  codes.  This  is  not  a  bug!  The  ID's  are  set while loading -

       PRI    When using PRI-PtP set -n -S2
              Use option -x to set NT mode.


       eiconctrl load etsi
              loads and starts S0 type adapter with protocol E-DSS1.

       eiconctrl load etsi -t1 -s1 -n
              loads and starts S0 type adapter with protocol E-DSS1 PtP.

       eiconctrl load etsi -s2 -n
              loads and starts S2M type adapter with protocol E-DSS1.


       No bugs so far but don't hesitate to contact us in case of obvious bug.


       © 2000 by Armin Schindler <>


       isdnctrl(8), isdnctrl(4), ttyI(4), isdn_cause(7), isdninfo(4).