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SubjectRe: [Q]: Linux and real device drivers
>>>>> "David" == david parsons <o.r.c@p.e.l.l.p.o.r.t.l.a.n.d.o.r.u.s> writes:

David> I've run into the third option; I've got a Netgear GA620
David> ethernet card, and was easier for me to convert the server to
David> FreeBSD than it was to migrate my system to a kernel level that
David> would support the GA620.

Sticking a Gigabit Ethernet driver into 2.0.x is silly, yes you can
get it running but it is not going to work very well nor at decent
speeds. I thought about porting the driver back to 2.0.x, but then
2.2.x was released and I decided it was not worth the effort.

However, upgrading an older system to a 2.2 compatible level, Red Hat
in fact released the necessary RPMS - so the problem is non existant.


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