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   1(C)Copyright 1998-2000 SysKonnect,
   2===========================================================================
   3
   4skfp.txt created 11-May-2000
   5
   6Readme File for skfp.o v2.06
   7
   8
   9This file contains
  10(1) OVERVIEW
  11(2) SUPPORTED ADAPTERS
  12(3) GENERAL INFORMATION
  13(4) INSTALLATION
  14(5) INCLUSION OF THE ADAPTER IN SYSTEM START
  15(6) TROUBLESHOOTING
  16(7) FUNCTION OF THE ADAPTER LEDS
  17(8) HISTORY
  18
  19===========================================================================
  20
  21
  22
  23(1) OVERVIEW
  24============
  25
  26This README explains how to use the driver 'skfp' for Linux with your
  27network adapter.
  28
  29Chapter 2: Contains a list of all network adapters that are supported by
  30           this driver.
  31
  32Chapter 3: Gives some general information.
  33
  34Chapter 4: Describes common problems and solutions.
  35
  36Chapter 5: Shows the changed functionality of the adapter LEDs.
  37
  38Chapter 6: History of development.
  39
  40***
  41
  42
  43(2) SUPPORTED ADAPTERS
  44======================
  45
  46The network driver 'skfp' supports the following network adapters:
  47SysKonnect adapters:
  48  - SK-5521 (SK-NET FDDI-UP)
  49  - SK-5522 (SK-NET FDDI-UP DAS)
  50  - SK-5541 (SK-NET FDDI-FP)
  51  - SK-5543 (SK-NET FDDI-LP)
  52  - SK-5544 (SK-NET FDDI-LP DAS)
  53  - SK-5821 (SK-NET FDDI-UP64)
  54  - SK-5822 (SK-NET FDDI-UP64 DAS)
  55  - SK-5841 (SK-NET FDDI-FP64)
  56  - SK-5843 (SK-NET FDDI-LP64)
  57  - SK-5844 (SK-NET FDDI-LP64 DAS)
  58Compaq adapters (not tested):
  59  - Netelligent 100 FDDI DAS Fibre SC
  60  - Netelligent 100 FDDI SAS Fibre SC
  61  - Netelligent 100 FDDI DAS UTP
  62  - Netelligent 100 FDDI SAS UTP
  63  - Netelligent 100 FDDI SAS Fibre MIC
  64***
  65
  66
  67(3) GENERAL INFORMATION
  68=======================
  69
  70From v2.01 on, the driver is integrated in the linux kernel sources.
  71Therefore, the installation is the same as for any other adapter
  72supported by the kernel.
  73Refer to the manual of your distribution about the installation
  74of network adapters.
  75Makes my life much easier :-)
  76***
  77
  78
  79(4) TROUBLESHOOTING
  80===================
  81
  82If you run into problems during installation, check those items:
  83
  84Problem:  The FDDI adapter cannot be found by the driver.
  85Reason:   Look in /proc/pci for the following entry:
  86             'FDDI network controller: SysKonnect SK-FDDI-PCI ...'
  87          If this entry exists, then the FDDI adapter has been
  88          found by the system and should be able to be used.
  89          If this entry does not exist or if the file '/proc/pci'
  90          is not there, then you may have a hardware problem or PCI
  91          support may not be enabled in your kernel.
  92          The adapter can be checked using the diagnostic program
  93          which is available from the SysKonnect web site:
  94              www.syskonnect.de
  95          Some COMPAQ machines have a problem with PCI under
  96          Linux. This is described in the 'PCI howto' document
  97          (included in some distributions or available from the
  98          www, e.g. at 'www.linux.org') and no workaround is available.
  99
 100Problem:  You want to use your computer as a router between
 101          multiple IP subnetworks (using multiple adapters), but
 102          you cannot reach computers in other subnetworks.
 103Reason:   Either the router's kernel is not configured for IP
 104          forwarding or there is a problem with the routing table
 105          and gateway configuration in at least one of the
 106          computers.
 107
 108If your problem is not listed here, please contact our
 109technical support for help. 
 110You can send email to:
 111  linux@syskonnect.de
 112When contacting our technical support,
 113please ensure that the following information is available:
 114- System Manufacturer and Model
 115- Boards in your system
 116- Distribution
 117- Kernel version
 118
 119***
 120
 121
 122(5) FUNCTION OF THE ADAPTER LEDS
 123================================
 124
 125        The functionality of the LED's on the FDDI network adapters was
 126        changed in SMT version v2.82. With this new SMT version, the yellow
 127        LED works as a ring operational indicator. An active yellow LED
 128        indicates that the ring is down. The green LED on the adapter now
 129        works as a link indicator where an active GREEN LED indicates that
 130        the respective port has a physical connection.
 131
 132        With versions of SMT prior to v2.82 a ring up was indicated if the
 133        yellow LED was off while the green LED(s) showed the connection
 134        status of the adapter. During a ring down the green LED was off and
 135        the yellow LED was on.
 136
 137        All implementations indicate that a driver is not loaded if
 138        all LEDs are off.
 139
 140***
 141
 142
 143(6) HISTORY
 144===========
 145
 146v2.06 (20000511) (In-Kernel version)
 147    New features:
 148        - 64 bit support
 149        - new pci dma interface
 150        - in kernel 2.3.99
 151
 152v2.05 (20000217) (In-Kernel version)
 153    New features:
 154        - Changes for 2.3.45 kernel
 155
 156v2.04 (20000207) (Standalone version)
 157    New features:
 158        - Added rx/tx byte counter
 159
 160v2.03 (20000111) (Standalone version)
 161    Problems fixed:
 162        - Fixed printk statements from v2.02
 163
 164v2.02 (991215) (Standalone version)
 165    Problems fixed:
 166        - Removed unnecessary output
 167        - Fixed path for "printver.sh" in makefile
 168
 169v2.01 (991122) (In-Kernel version)
 170    New features:
 171        - Integration in Linux kernel sources
 172        - Support for memory mapped I/O.
 173
 174v2.00 (991112)
 175    New features:
 176        - Full source released under GPL
 177
 178v1.05 (991023)
 179    Problems fixed:
 180        - Compilation with kernel version 2.2.13 failed
 181
 182v1.04 (990427)
 183    Changes:
 184        - New SMT module included, changing LED functionality
 185    Problems fixed:
 186        - Synchronization on SMP machines was buggy
 187
 188v1.03 (990325)
 189    Problems fixed:
 190        - Interrupt routing on SMP machines could be incorrect
 191
 192v1.02 (990310)
 193    New features:
 194        - Support for kernel versions 2.2.x added
 195        - Kernel patch instead of private duplicate of kernel functions
 196
 197v1.01 (980812)
 198    Problems fixed:
 199        Connection hangup with telnet
 200        Slow telnet connection
 201
 202v1.00 beta 01 (980507)
 203    New features:
 204        None.
 205    Problems fixed:
 206        None.
 207    Known limitations:
 208        - tar archive instead of standard package format (rpm).
 209        - FDDI statistic is empty.
 210        - not tested with 2.1.xx kernels
 211        - integration in kernel not tested
 212        - not tested simultaneously with FDDI adapters from other vendors.
 213        - only X86 processors supported.
 214        - SBA (Synchronous Bandwidth Allocator) parameters can
 215          not be configured.
 216        - does not work on some COMPAQ machines. See the PCI howto
 217          document for details about this problem.
 218        - data corruption with kernel versions below 2.0.33.
 219
 220*** End of information file ***
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