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Re: [opensuse] 4 port NIC recommendation for SuSE-10.0
  • From: Jan Engelhardt <jengelh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 28 Dec 2006 19:43:05 +0100 (MET)
  • Message-id: <Pine.LNX.4.61.0612281939550.23545@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

On Dec 28 2006 19:38, Hans Witvliet wrote:
>On Tue, 2006-12-19 at 23:02 +0100, Jan Engelhardt wrote:
>> On Dec 19 2006 16:58, Mark Hounschell wrote:
>> >Jan Engelhardt wrote:
>> >>> Can anyone recommend a quad port nic card that will work on SuSE-10.0.
>> >>
>> >> "SUN QFE". Rare stuff. Worked inside a SPARC. The module is
>> >> generic, so it should work anywhere where you can put the card in.
>> >> PCI-X, hence, should also work everywhere.
>> >>
>> >> (I just don't get it why manufacturers don't slap
>> >> more than two ports on NICs...)
>> >
>> >Thanks, ya I don't know why not either. Ok that would be the SUN HAPPYMEAL
>> >kernel config option for the driver. $100.00. Thanks
>> Hah go to Sun Spare Parts Store and get one for $1299 something (yes, no
>> dots!) *bigeyes*
>Well, you could search ebay for it.

Or try asking in #aurora, I think there was someone having a stack of
those qfe.

>I got mine quad ethernet-board (with four dec21140 chips) on it.
>Only draw back is that there is a division among pci-boards
>32 versus 64 bit, 3.3 volt versus 5.0 volt, etc etc etc

32 bit PCI should be bidirectionally compatible with 64 bit PCI. Just
that you don't get the same amount of PCI bandwidth.

And given that a cheap realtek card also works in the SUN E250 (3.3,
5.0? No idea!) makes it look promising that the QFE will work anywhere
too. One thing that might become problematic is the bus speeds, I don't
know about these.

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