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

Andreas Stewering-Bone Andreas.Stewering-Bone at gmx.de
Mon Sep 13 21:12:23 CEST 2010

Hello Oliver,

Am Montag 13 September 2010 schrieb Oliver.Haala at semikron.com:
> Hello,
> 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?
Yes, you can with the generic driver. You can use Real-Time capabilities with 
preempt-rt and the generic 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?
You can use your kernel version, but you have to install the kernel header. 
Configure with
./configure --enable-generic --disable-8139too --with-linux-dir=your_path_to_kernel_header



> Best Regards
> Oliver Haala
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