The D-Link DFE-670TXD is a 10/100Mbps Fast Ethernet 16-bit PC Card adapter for notebooks. With the built-in connector, a RJ-45 LAN cable can be directly. The DFE-670TXD is targeted at users of notebook or laptop computers with either the current Cardbus or the legacy PCMCIA controllers. It comes with a RAM. This tool will download and update the correct D-Link DFE-670TXD driver versions automatically, protecting you against installing the wrong DFE-670TXD drivers. About The Author: Jay Geater is the President and CEO of Solvusoft Corporation, a global software company focused on providing innovative utility software.
D-Link DFE-670 and Linux D-Link DFE-670 and Linux Redhat 7.2 kernel 2.4.9-31 dell inspiron 7000 laptop Other keywords: pcmcia, cardbus, DFE-670 TXD, DFE-670-TXD This card is supported, but there is no mention of this on D-Link's website. If it isn't Windows or Novell, they don't care. Shame on you D-Link. Get with the program.
At least have a 'not officially supported but it works on redhat by doing this' informational page. Vote with your dollars - if it doesn't say linux on the box, don't get it, if possible. (I assumed a company the size of D-Link would have at least basic support/info for linux).
Okay, enuf soapboxing. How I got it going (having never dealt with pcmcia stuff before it was a bit of the learning something new in linux adventure game one goes thru) 'apropos pcmcia' yields quite a few items.
Of significance are cardmgr and cardctl. And, unlike far too many programs, the man pages for both of these are excellent. Read up a bit, esp. The 'FILES' and 'SEE ALSO' sections. Okay, so stick the card in.
I suggest only having this one card in to keep things simple. '/sbin/cardctl status' yields very basic '5V 16 bit PC Card' and 'Ready' for the socket its in. '/sbin/cardctl ident socketnum, either 0 or 1' yields: product info: 'D-Link' 'DFE-670TXD' 'PC Card' manfid: 0x0149, 0x4530 function: 6 (network) if it doesn't something is wrong, or at least different than what I get. Okay, so how does this pcmcia stuff work? Reading the manpage for cardmgr, it looks like cardmgr gets notified of a card insertion somehow, it reads the product info and whatnot from the card, tries to match it up in a database of cards - drivers (/etc/pcmcia/config), and loads the appropriate driver and does the beep. If the card doesn't have an entry in /etc/pcmcia/config, there is no driver to load and it does a lower pitched beep.
Looking at /etc/pcmcia/config I see that similar-sounding cards from D-Link are supported: DFE-650, DFE-660, and others. Doing a google (god bless google!) search on DFE-670 produced the info that it is supported, but the two pages found don't say how to set it up. The page at pcmcia-cs.sourceforge.net listing compatible cards has it under 'pcnetcs driver', so the existing entry for the DFE-650 in /etc/pcmcia/config is probably the one to copy and tweak. At the end of /etc/pcmcia/config it has a 'source' command to include any file in /etc/pcmcia ending in.conf. How handy and thoughtful.
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So (as root of course) make a new file /etc/pcmcia/dfe-670.conf, and in it copy the entry for DFE-650 from /etc/pcmcia/config, and tweak it to read as such: card 'D-Link DFE-670TXD PC Card' manfid 0x0149, 0x4530 bind 'pcnetcs' Yes, you want to have the quotes! Save the file, now eject the card, push it back in,. Turns out that cardmgr is a fancy little program, and it doesn't parse /etc/pcmcia/config each time a card is inserted - that info (and some hardware settings) are cached after the first read. So, you have to send the cardmgr daemon a SIGHUP to reload all its configuration stuff. Do that, eject the card, push it back in, and you should get the beep of success!