[CALUG] Driver for D-Link DGE-530T in Linux 2.6?

Hugh Brown brownclan at gmail.com
Thu Oct 6 14:47:48 CDT 2005

On 10/3/05, Eldon Ziegler <eldonz at atlanticdb.com> wrote:
> I tried to add a D-Link DGE-530T PCI NIC to my gentoo box to make
> this box into a router/firewall. The driver that came with the board
> doesn't work on Linux 2.6.x as it tries to use an external item kstat
> that no longer exists to get the information from /proc/stat. I can't
> find anything definitive on how to use this NIC with 2.6. It kind of
> sounds like support is built into the 2.6 kernel but it's not listed
> in menuconfig. I did try including the syskonnect gigabit adapter
> (syskonnect might be the developer) and rebuilt the kernel but then
> networking wouldn't work at all and the DGE-530T still didn't show up
> in ifconfig. The DGE-530T does show up in /proc/pci.
> Any experience with this board? How can I check if a particular
> network card is supported under 2.6 before I buy a different card?

I search for the card name and the word linux in google. In order to find
info about already purchased cards, I've used the output from lspci and that
usu. results in hits on the linux kernel mailing list.

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