Linksys USB100M

Need some help getting hotplug to recognise this usb wired net device. Used 'modprobe rtl8150' to install the kernel module recommended for this device, but all I get in the /var/log/messages when I re-plug the device in is the usb 1-2 message that a high speed usb device has been added to address xxxxxx. I hotplug it with the cat5 connected. I don't see a hardware device name linkage anywhere. eth0, etc.

I also tried usbnet, but it didn't work either. Any ideas?

Progeny debian 3 (old version before dccri)

Tom

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Re: Linksys USB100M

[quote="tconrad"]Yeah, I'll bring it to the meeting. I have a new laptop that has Marvell and Broadcom interfaces. Nothing like being ethernet challenged. Hope to get it loaded with a dual boot setup over the weekend.

Tom[/quote]

Broadcom wireless stuff can be enabled with ndiswrapper. I don't know the issues with Marvell NICs, but maybe a newer kernel would work with it.

Re: Linksys USB100M

Wow. What a response. OK...

1. My version doesn't have the CDCEther module, so I couldn' try it without compiling.
2. I like the anaconda installer version (last 3.0 version of PDE before PDK) (Can we have MORE anacronyms!)
The DCCRI iso I tried used debian-installer. Not a big deal, but you don't end up with X unless you apt-get the desktop in. That can be a plus, but what I had handy was my existing installs. I'll try it with the Centos I have on another box over the weekend. Hmmm. How best do you upgrade - apt-get dist-upgrade? This version has udev, hal, hotplug. Was able to see using usbview (displayed in red), but wouldn't work. I'm missing something here.
3. Apt-got...Sounds like da 'hat dude has a 'tude! :) ...by your command-line!

Yeah, I'll bring it to the meeting. I have a new laptop that has Marvell and Broadcom interfaces. Nothing like being ethernet challenged. Hope to get it loaded with a dual boot setup over the weekend.

Tom

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Tom mentioned at the board meeting that he hadn't upgraded to DCCRI. I don't know why, but it may fix his issues (it certainly has a newer kernel and thus better hardware support).

Re: Linksys USB100M

There is this wonderful command...

apt-get upgrade

Sorry, just being a smart bottom.

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I'm not familiar with the version that Tom's using, but it's older than the current version, which does have udev.

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Does Progeny use udev?

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If you're coming to the meeting on Wednesday, can you bring this with you? I can try it out on my laptop and see if it works any better.

Re: Linksys USB100M

http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Motorola-Surfboard-Modem/usb.html mentions CDCEther (Communications Device Class Ethernet) too.

Re: Linksys USB100M

http://www.linuxcompatible.org/Linksys_Etherfast_10100_USB_Network_Adapter_NIC_ModelUSB100M_c10700.html mentions CDCEther as the module.