I haven't used Debian but it is supported On Redhat 6.2 for sure.
We have a 3c509c in one of our Linux boxes, and it works fine. I didn't have
to do any tweaking when I set the machine up.
The message I get in /var/log/dmesg is
3c59x.c:v0.99H 27May00 Donald Becker
eth0: 3Com 3c905C Tornado at 0x1000, 00:50:da:12:b2:5d, IRQ 11
8K byte-wide RAM 5:3 Rx:Tx split, autoselect/Autonegotiate interface.
MII transceiver found at address 24, status 782d.
Enabling bus-master transmits and whole-frame receives.
The initial kernel was 2.2.14, but it is now running 2.2.16.
We have a Redhat 6.1 machine here as well with a 3c509 (B - I think) and
that works fine as well. It does not show up in the dmesg log though. That
is running 2.2.12.
I can't really give you any suggestions, but maybe that information might
>> Just got me a shiny new black GX150 yesterday. And whipped
> out my Debian
> 2.2 CD's, and got going.
>> I quickly ran into two problems. The NIC on the motherboard
> is a 3c905C -
> which isn't supported by the standard kernel (well, it seems
> to be; the
> module loads, and doesn't do anything). So, after downloading
> 3Com's own
> driver from their web page, I set about compiling it. Took a
> while. And
> now it's loaded. When I type "ifconfig eth0 inet a.b.c.d up", I get
> SIOCSIFFLAGS: No such device
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