Mailing List Archived Message #934

From: "Lewis G Rosenthal" <> Full Headers
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Subject: [Fwd: [eCS TestTeam] Donation for GenMAC-development]
Date: Mon, 26 Mar 2007 11:53:19 -0400
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I thought this would be of interest to those here who do not subscribe to either of the groups receiving the original post. To those who do, my apologies for the spam.

The faster we can reach Thorolf's goal, the sooner he can set in place a mechanism for collecting the funds necessary to purchase the PCIe hardware, and the sooner Willibald will be in a position to build and test wrappers for the newer hardware.

Lewis G Rosenthal, CNA, CLP, CLE
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From: Thorolf Godawa <> Full Headers
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Subject: [eCS TestTeam] Donation for GenMAC-development
Date: Mon, 26 Mar 2007 14:12:30 +0200

[ eComStation Test Team ]

Hi all,

right now we have a big problem with eCS on newer devices like the ThinkPad T60 that now uses MiniPCI/PCI-express (MiniPCIe/PCIe) to attach network adapters!

GenMAC does not yet support any of the new MiniPCIe-adapters because Willibald, the developer of GenMAC, has no hardware to debug the driver!

He got two Intel PRO/Wireless 3945 MiniPCIe and an adapter for his PC from PCIe to MiniPCIe but unfortunately this is not working because the behavior is not the same like in a laptop with MiniPCIe :-(

So my idea is to donate him a laptop with MiniPCI/PCI-express plus a port-replicator with serial port that in future he also can develop and debug drivers for new ethernet- and WLAN-cards based on MiniPCIe!

Because they are still the best, and a lot people who are using eCS do have this type, I would recommend a ThinkPad T60 with ThinkPad Essential Port Replicator. The smallest model that would meet the requirements and the port replicator you get in Germany for 1300 - 1400EUR including taxes as new item with 3 year warranty.

Alternatively s.b. in Germany can borrow him an ThinkPad T60 and a port replicator for some weeks that at least he can fix the 8086x109A and 8086x4222/4227, but for further development we will get the same problems we have now.

So who is willing to donate some money that we can buy such a system for him?

Please write me an E-Mail to "genmac <AT> godawa <DOT> de" if you can borrow a device or how much you obligatory would like to donate!

I will coordinate everything, if the promised amount of donation comes near what we need I will collect the money, I will get the cheapest model that meets all requirements and send it to Willibald. If we collected too much money I will donate the rest to!

I don't know yet how to collect the money the best way from outside EU, any suggestions are welcome!

In Germany and the EU the easiest and cheapest way is a banktransfer, in the US my aunt is living so maybe this also could be a way to get "cheap" money from there - or we make a over Mensys especially for this project ...

Is Serenity/Mensys able/willing to donate too? You are also participating from GenMAC for eCS, so it would be nice to get from there too!

Thanks a lot,

Chau y hasta luego,


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