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1	$Id: README.act2000,v 1.3 2000/08/06 09:22:51 armin Exp $
2	
3	This document describes the ACT2000 driver for the
4	IBM Active 2000 ISDN card.
5	
6	There are 3 Types of this card available. A ISA-, MCA-, and PCMCIA-Bus
7	Version. Currently, only the ISA-Bus version of the card is supported.
8	However MCA and PCMCIA will follow soon.
9	
10	The ISA-Bus Version uses 8 IO-ports. The base port address has to be set
11	manually using the DIP switches.
12	
13	Setting up the DIP switches for the IBM Active 2000 ISDN card:
14	
15		 Note: S5 and S6 always set off!
16	
17	     S1  S2  S3  S4  Base-port
18	     on  on  on  on  0x0200 (Factory default)
19	     off on  on  on  0x0240 
20	     on  off on  on  0x0280 
21	     off off on  on  0x02c0 
22	     on  on  off on  0x0300 
23	     off on  off on  0x0340 
24	     on  off off on  0x0380 
25	     on  on  on  off 0xcfe0
26	     off on  on  off 0xcfa0 
27	     on  off on  off 0xcf60 
28	     off off on  off 0xcf20 
29	     on  on  off off 0xcee0 
30	     off on  off off 0xcea0 
31	     on  off off off 0xce60 
32	     off off off off Card disabled 
33	
34	IRQ is configured by software. Possible values are:
35	
36	  3, 5, 7, 10, 11, 12, 15 and none (polled mode)
37	
38	
39	The ACT2000 driver may either be built into the kernel or as a module.
40	Initialization depends on how the driver is built:
41	
42	Driver built into the kernel:
43	
44	  The ACT2000 driver can be configured using the commandline-feature while
45	  loading the kernel with LILO or LOADLIN. It accepts the following syntax:
46	
47	  act2000=b,p,i[,idstring]
48	
49	  where
50	
51	    b = Bus-Type      (1=ISA, 2=MCA, 3=PCMCIA)
52	    p = portbase      (-1 means autoprobe)
53	    i = Interrupt     (-1 means use next free IRQ, 0 means polled mode)
54	
55	  The idstring is an arbitrary string used for referencing the card
56	  by the actctrl tool later.
57	
58	  Defaults used, when no parameters given at all:
59	
60	    1,-1,-1,""
61	
62	  which means: Autoprobe for an ISA card, use next free IRQ, let the
63	  ISDN linklevel fill the IdString (usually "line0" for the first card).
64	 
65	  If you like to use more than one card, you can use the program
66	  "actctrl" from the utility-package to configure additional cards.
67	
68	  Using the "actctrl"-utility, portbase and irq can also be changed
69	  during runtime. The D-channel protocol is configured by the "dproto"
70	  option of the "actctrl"-utility after loading the firmware into the
71	  card's memory using the "actctrl"-utility.
72	
73	Driver built as module:
74	
75	  The module act2000.o can be configured during modprobe (insmod) by
76	  appending its parameters to the modprobe resp. insmod commandline.
77	  The following syntax is accepted:
78	
79	    act_bus=b act_port=p act_irq=i act_id=idstring
80	
81	  where b, p, i and idstring have the same meanings as the parameters
82	  described for the builtin version above.
83	
84	  Using the "actctrl"-utility, the same features apply to the modularized
85	  version as to the kernel-builtin one. (i.e. loading of firmware and
86	  configuring the D-channel protocol)
87	
88	Loading the firmware into the card:
89	
90	  The firmware is supplied together with the isdn4k-utils package. It
91	  can be found in the subdirectory act2000/firmware/
92	
93	  Assuming you have installed the utility-package correctly, the firmware
94	  will be downloaded into the card using the following command:
95	
96	    actctrl -d idstring load /etc/isdn/bip11.btl
97	
98	  where idstring is the Name of the card, given during insmod-time or
99	  (for kernel-builtin driver) on the kernel commandline. If only one
100	  ISDN card is used, the -d isdstrin may be omitted.
101	
102	  For further documentation (adding more IBM Active 2000 cards), refer to
103	  the manpage actctrl.8 which is included in the isdn4k-utils package.
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