During install, the SMC 9432TX card (aka EtherPower II) was not correctly
found although the
driver was there (drivers disk) - it's even missing from the cards list
that is displayed after
inserting the drivers disk. I moved the driver to the (net) install disk
with the same results. Adding a new line to pcitable solves this problem
for me (well, after moving the driver to bootnet.img; not sure if this is
also true for the drivers disk):
0x1400 0x1401 "epic100" "Standard Microsystems Corp [SMC]|9432 TX"
1400 for a vendor id is 'Artx Inc.' - is this a rebadged card?
No, definitely not. We do buy maybe 100 of them each month, even the packaging
However, I know SMC does radically change chips even within a product line - I
the 9432TX uses at least 3 different chips; the one I did check was definitely
the last release
I just found two computers with older models (the 2nd release I do know about)
of the so-called "9432-TX", they do use 0x1000 (is this correct?).
0x1000 (for the vendor) is Symbios.
SMC's vendor id is 10b8 (according to /usr/share/pci.ids)