Thomas P. Jones wrote:
> Thats cool - what make is the PCI ADSL board you're using ?
http://www.amigo.com.tw/ - model AMX-CA83P
http://www.dabs.com/ sells them under their 'Dabs Value' brand. Search
for Conexant PCI ADSL.
> From what I've seen, these PCI based makes only come
> with pre-built binary drivers for certain kernels.
The drivers CD contains binary RPMs intended for RedHat 7.1 (and 7.0 I
think - some 2.2 kernel), but it also has source in .tar.gz form.
They're a bit like the nVidia drivers in that part of the driver comes
as a pre-compiled object file, but the bulk of the code is open. I'm
using it with RedHat 7.3 and 2.4.19 or later kernel. The binary object
may cause problems if you use a distribution based on gcc 3.2. I tried
it for a while and gcc 3.2 didn't seem to make a difference, aside from
modutils warning that it could cause problems.
Half the effort is in getting the Linux side of things up to scratch.
The card presents itself as an ATM device to the Linux ATM layer - which
only made the mainstream kernel in 2.4.19, but can be patched into
earlier kernels. I'm also using kernel-side PPPoE which requires some
messing with pppd.
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