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1	(C)Copyright 1998-2000 SysKonnect,
2	===========================================================================
3	
4	skfp.txt created 11-May-2000
5	
6	Readme File for skfp.o v2.06
7	
8	
9	This 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	
26	This README explains how to use the driver 'skfp' for Linux with your
27	network adapter.
28	
29	Chapter 2: Contains a list of all network adapters that are supported by
30		   this driver.
31	
32	Chapter 3: Gives some general information.
33	
34	Chapter 4: Describes common problems and solutions.
35	
36	Chapter 5: Shows the changed functionality of the adapter LEDs.
37	
38	Chapter 6: History of development.
39	
40	***
41	
42	
43	(2) SUPPORTED ADAPTERS
44	======================
45	
46	The network driver 'skfp' supports the following network adapters:
47	SysKonnect 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)
58	Compaq 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	
70	From v2.01 on, the driver is integrated in the linux kernel sources.
71	Therefore, the installation is the same as for any other adapter
72	supported by the kernel.
73	Refer to the manual of your distribution about the installation
74	of network adapters.
75	Makes my life much easier :-)
76	***
77	
78	
79	(4) TROUBLESHOOTING
80	===================
81	
82	If you run into problems during installation, check those items:
83	
84	Problem:  The FDDI adapter cannot be found by the driver.
85	Reason:   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	
100	Problem:  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.
103	Reason:   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	
108	If your problem is not listed here, please contact our
109	technical support for help. 
110	You can send email to:
111	  linux@syskonnect.de
112	When contacting our technical support,
113	please 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	
146	v2.06 (20000511) (In-Kernel version)
147	    New features:
148		- 64 bit support
149		- new pci dma interface
150		- in kernel 2.3.99
151	
152	v2.05 (20000217) (In-Kernel version)
153	    New features:
154		- Changes for 2.3.45 kernel
155	
156	v2.04 (20000207) (Standalone version)
157	    New features:
158		- Added rx/tx byte counter
159	
160	v2.03 (20000111) (Standalone version)
161	    Problems fixed:
162		- Fixed printk statements from v2.02
163	
164	v2.02 (991215) (Standalone version)
165	    Problems fixed:
166		- Removed unnecessary output
167		- Fixed path for "printver.sh" in makefile
168	
169	v2.01 (991122) (In-Kernel version)
170	    New features:
171		- Integration in Linux kernel sources
172		- Support for memory mapped I/O.
173	
174	v2.00 (991112)
175	    New features:
176		- Full source released under GPL
177	
178	v1.05 (991023)
179	    Problems fixed:
180		- Compilation with kernel version 2.2.13 failed
181	
182	v1.04 (990427)
183	    Changes:
184		- New SMT module included, changing LED functionality
185	    Problems fixed:
186		- Synchronization on SMP machines was buggy
187	
188	v1.03 (990325)
189	    Problems fixed:
190		- Interrupt routing on SMP machines could be incorrect
191	
192	v1.02 (990310)
193	    New features:
194		- Support for kernel versions 2.2.x added
195		- Kernel patch instead of private duplicate of kernel functions
196	
197	v1.01 (980812)
198	    Problems fixed:
199		Connection hangup with telnet
200		Slow telnet connection
201	
202	v1.00 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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