linux/Documentation/networking/fore200e.txt
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   2FORE Systems PCA-200E/SBA-200E ATM NIC driver
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   5This driver adds support for the FORE Systems 200E-series ATM adapters
   6to the Linux operating system. It is based on the earlier PCA-200E driver
   7written by Uwe Dannowski.
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   9The driver simultaneously supports PCA-200E and SBA-200E adapters on
  10i386, alpha (untested), powerpc, sparc and sparc64 archs.
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  12The intent is to enable the use of different models of FORE adapters at the
  13same time, by hosts that have several bus interfaces (such as PCI+SBUS,
  14or PCI+EISA).
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  16Only PCI and SBUS devices are currently supported by the driver, but support
  17for other bus interfaces such as EISA should not be too hard to add.
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  19
  20Firmware Copyright Notice
  21-------------------------
  22
  23Please read the fore200e_firmware_copyright file present
  24in the linux/drivers/atm directory for details and restrictions.
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  27Firmware Updates
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  29
  30The FORE Systems 200E-series driver is shipped with firmware data being 
  31uploaded to the ATM adapters at system boot time or at module loading time. 
  32The supplied firmware images should work with all adapters.
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  34However, if you encounter problems (the firmware doesn't start or the driver
  35is unable to read the PROM data), you may consider trying another firmware
  36version. Alternative binary firmware images can be found somewhere on the
  37ForeThought CD-ROM supplied with your adapter by FORE Systems.
  38
  39You can also get the latest firmware images from FORE Systems at
  40http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FORE_Systems. Register TACTics Online and go to
  41the 'software updates' pages. The firmware binaries are part of
  42the various ForeThought software distributions.
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  44Notice that different versions of the PCA-200E firmware exist, depending
  45on the endianness of the host architecture. The driver is shipped with
  46both little and big endian PCA firmware images.
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  48Name and location of the new firmware images can be set at kernel
  49configuration time:
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  511. Copy the new firmware binary files (with .bin, .bin1 or .bin2 suffix)
  52   to some directory, such as linux/drivers/atm.
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  542. Reconfigure your kernel to set the new firmware name and location.
  55   Expected pathnames are absolute or relative to the drivers/atm directory.
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  573. Rebuild and re-install your kernel or your module.
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  60Feedback
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  63Feedback is welcome. Please send success stories/bug reports/
  64patches/improvement/comments/flames to <lizzi@cnam.fr>.
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