[etherlab-users] Installation of the EtherCAT-Master software

Oliver.Haala at semikron.com Oliver.Haala at semikron.com
Mon Sep 13 11:37:16 CEST 2010


I have some questions about the installation of the EtherCAT-Master software.

1. Just to make sure that I get it. Can I run EtherCAT-Master with the following NIC? (Real-Time capabilities is not needed). Do I have to use a generic Ethernet driver?

26: PCI 304.1: 0200 Ethernet controller
  [Created at pci.318]
  UDI: /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/pci_14e4_1678_0
  Unique ID: DkES._ObA2GyJda8
  Parent ID: B35A.ia5804xsnuD
  SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1c.4/0000:02:00.0/0000:03:04.1
  SysFS BusID: 0000:03:04.1
  Hardware Class: network
  Model: "Broadcom NetXtreme BCM5715 Gigabit Ethernet"
  Vendor: pci 0x14e4 "Broadcom"
  Device: pci 0x1678 "NetXtreme BCM5715 Gigabit Ethernet"
  SubVendor: pci 0x1734 "Fujitsu Technology Solutions"
  SubDevice: pci 0x108c 
  Revision: 0xa3
  Driver: "tg3"
  Driver Modules: "tg3"
  Device File: eth3
  Memory Range: 0xdf930000-0xdf93ffff (rw,non-prefetchable)
  Memory Range: 0xdf920000-0xdf92ffff (rw,non-prefetchable)
  IRQ: 17 (no events)
  HW Address: 00:26:2d:01:85:cd
  Link detected: yes
  Module Alias: "pci:v000014E4d00001678sv00001734sd0000108Cbc02sc00i00"
  Driver Info #0:
    Driver Status: tg3 is active
    Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe tg3"
  Config Status: cfg=no, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
  Attached to: #24 (PCI bridge)

2. Running the configure-shell causes an error message (missing kernel sources), but I would like to keep my kernel version (Linux primergy-llw1 #1 SMP PREEMPT 2009-10-26 15:49:03 +0100 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux). Are there any possibilities to achieve this? I've heard the EtherCAT-Master 1.5 is still running successfully, but isn't released now. Can I get this version? Is that version (1.5) still compatible with the other existent software?

Best Regards
Oliver Haala

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