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Re: [linux-tr] PCI-cards

What a nice Christmas present. :-) 

witsend@us.ibm.com writes:
 > Just a note:
 > The Turbo ISA is not at all related to the PCI LANStreamer, or PCI
 > Token-Ring family of products. It's a Shared RAM card that uses a chipset
 > (Pinegrove) that is an evolutionary step based on the old Tropic chipset.
 > The "native mode" -- i.e. "Enhanced" mode -- on the Turbo ISA and PC Card
 > is not a busmaster mode; it just uses a different way of transmit and
 > receiving packets that helps speed throughput up to twice that of the Auto
 > 16/4 ISA.
 > BTW: the Wake on LAN feature has nothing to do with the driver; it's a
 > hardware/microcode thing.  If the Wake on LAN adapter is connected to a
 > motherboard that has the right power connectors, the card will remain
 > active on the ring after the machine is powered off.  The card will listen
 > on the ring, waiting for a  magic packet.  When the magic packet is
 > received, it will "wake" the machine up by sending a signal to the power
 > supply.
 > Scott Parkerson <witsend@us.ibm.com>
 > NIC Device Driver Development @ IBM Network Hardware Division
 > Tel (919) 486-0837 / FAX (919) 254-9616
 > "Testing can show the presence of bugs, but not their absence." -- Dijkstra