Commit 138b15ed authored by Paul Gortmaker's avatar Paul Gortmaker Committed by David S. Miller
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drivers/net: remove all references to obsolete Ethernet-HOWTO



This howto made sense in the 1990s when users had to manually configure
ISA cards with jumpers or vendor utilities, but with the implementation
of PCI it became increasingly less and less relevant, to the point where
it has been well over a decade since I last updated it.  And there is
no value in anyone else taking over updating it either.

However the references to it continue to spread as boiler plate text
from one Kconfig file into the next.  We are not doing end users any
favours by pointing them at this old document, so lets kill it with
fire, once and for all, to hopefully stop any further spread.

No code is changed in this commit, just Kconfig help text.
Signed-off-by: default avatarPaul Gortmaker <paul.gortmaker@windriver.com>
Signed-off-by: default avatarDavid S. Miller <davem@davemloft.net>
parent 69ae2f7a
......@@ -15,10 +15,6 @@ menuconfig ARCNET
COM90xx type card, so say Y (or M) to "ARCnet COM90xx chipset
support" below.
You might also want to have a look at the Ethernet-HOWTO, available
from <http://www.tldp.org/docs.html#howto>(even though ARCnet
is not really Ethernet).
To compile this driver as a module, choose M here. The module will
be called arcnet.
......
......@@ -7,9 +7,7 @@ config NET_VENDOR_3COM
default y
depends on ISA || EISA || PCI || PCMCIA
---help---
If you have a network (Ethernet) card belonging to this class, say Y
and read the Ethernet-HOWTO, available from
<http://www.tldp.org/docs.html#howto>.
If you have a network (Ethernet) card belonging to this class, say Y.
Note that the answer to this question doesn't directly affect the
kernel: saying N will just cause the configurator to skip all
......@@ -23,8 +21,7 @@ config EL3
depends on (ISA || EISA)
---help---
If you have a network (Ethernet) card belonging to the 3Com
EtherLinkIII series, say Y and read the Ethernet-HOWTO, available
from <http://www.tldp.org/docs.html#howto>.
EtherLinkIII series, say Y here.
If your card is not working you may need to use the DOS
setup disk to disable Plug & Play mode, and to select the default
......@@ -38,8 +35,7 @@ config 3C515
depends on ISA && ISA_DMA_API
---help---
If you have a 3Com ISA EtherLink XL "Corkscrew" 3c515 Fast Ethernet
network card, say Y and read the Ethernet-HOWTO, available from
<http://www.tldp.org/docs.html#howto>.
network card, say Y here.
To compile this driver as a module, choose M here. The module
will be called 3c515.
......@@ -78,9 +74,7 @@ config VORTEX
"Tornado" (3c905) PCI
"Hurricane" (3c555/3cSOHO) PCI
If you have such a card, say Y and read the Ethernet-HOWTO,
available from <http://www.tldp.org/docs.html#howto>. More
specific information is in
If you have such a card, say Y here. More specific information is in
<file:Documentation/networking/vortex.txt> and in the comments at
the beginning of <file:drivers/net/ethernet/3com/3c59x.c>.
......@@ -97,9 +91,7 @@ config TYPHOON
3CR990SVR, 3CR990SVR95, 3CR990SVR97, 3CR990-FX-95 Server,
3CR990-FX-97 Server, 3C990B-TX-M, 3C990BSVR
If you have a network (Ethernet) card of this type, say Y and read
the Ethernet-HOWTO, available from
<http://www.tldp.org/docs.html#howto>.
If you have a network (Ethernet) card of this type, say Y here.
To compile this driver as a module, choose M here. The module
will be called typhoon.
......
......@@ -7,9 +7,7 @@ config NET_VENDOR_8390
default y
depends on NET_VENDOR_NATSEMI
---help---
If you have a network (Ethernet) card belonging to this class, say Y
and read the Ethernet-HOWTO, available from
<http://www.tldp.org/docs.html#howto>.
If you have a network (Ethernet) card belonging to this class, say Y.
Note that the answer to this question doesn't directly affect the
kernel: saying N will just cause the configurator to skip all
......@@ -71,9 +69,7 @@ config MAC8390
select CRC32
---help---
If you want to include a driver to support Nubus or LC-PDS
Ethernet cards using an NS8390 chipset or its equivalent, say Y
and read the Ethernet-HOWTO, available from
<http://www.tldp.org/docs.html#howto>.
Ethernet cards using an NS8390 chipset or its equivalent, say Y.
config MCF8390
tristate "ColdFire NS8390 based Ethernet support"
......@@ -95,10 +91,9 @@ config NE2000
ATARI_ETHERNEC)
select CRC32
---help---
If you have a network (Ethernet) card of this type, say Y and read
the Ethernet-HOWTO, available from
<http://www.tldp.org/docs.html#howto>. Many Ethernet cards
without a specific driver are compatible with NE2000.
If you have a network (Ethernet) card of this type, say Y here.
Many Ethernet cards without a specific driver are compatible with
the NE2000.
If you have a PCI NE2000 card however, say N here and Y to "PCI
NE2000 and clone support" below.
......@@ -114,8 +109,7 @@ config NE2K_PCI
This driver is for NE2000 compatible PCI cards. It will not work
with ISA NE2000 cards (they have their own driver, "NE2000/NE1000
support" below). If you have a PCI NE2000 network (Ethernet) card,
say Y and read the Ethernet-HOWTO, available from
<http://www.tldp.org/docs.html#howto>.
say Y here.
This driver also works for the following NE2000 clone cards:
RealTek RTL-8029 Winbond 89C940 Compex RL2000 KTI ET32P2
......@@ -164,9 +158,7 @@ config ULTRA
depends on ISA
select CRC32
---help---
If you have a network (Ethernet) card of this type, say Y and read
the Ethernet-HOWTO, available from
<http://www.tldp.org/docs.html#howto>.
If you have a network (Ethernet) card of this type, say Y here.
Important: There have been many reports that, with some motherboards
mixing an SMC Ultra and an Adaptec AHA154x SCSI card (or compatible,
......@@ -183,9 +175,7 @@ config WD80x3
depends on ISA
select CRC32
---help---
If you have a network (Ethernet) card of this type, say Y and read
the Ethernet-HOWTO, available from
<http://www.tldp.org/docs.html#howto>.
If you have a network (Ethernet) card of this type, say Y here.
To compile this driver as a module, choose M here. The module
will be called wd.
......
......@@ -7,9 +7,7 @@ config NET_VENDOR_ADAPTEC
default y
depends on PCI
---help---
If you have a network (Ethernet) card belonging to this class, say Y
and read the Ethernet-HOWTO, available from
<http://www.tldp.org/docs.html#howto>.
If you have a network (Ethernet) card belonging to this class, say Y.
Note that the answer to this question doesn't directly affect the
kernel: saying N will just cause the configurator to skip all
......
......@@ -7,8 +7,6 @@ config NET_BFIN
depends on BF516 || BF518 || BF526 || BF527 || BF536 || BF537
---help---
If you have a network (Ethernet) card belonging to this class, say Y.
Make sure you know the name of your card. Read the Ethernet-HOWTO,
available from <http://www.tldp.org/docs.html#howto>.
If unsure, say Y.
......
......@@ -7,9 +7,7 @@ config NET_VENDOR_AGERE
default y
depends on PCI
---help---
If you have a network (Ethernet) card belonging to this class, say Y
and read the Ethernet-HOWTO, available from
<http://www.tldp.org/docs.html#howto>.
If you have a network (Ethernet) card belonging to this class, say Y.
Note that the answer to this question doesn't directly affect the
kernel: saying N will just cause the configurator to skip all
......
......@@ -9,8 +9,7 @@ config NET_VENDOR_ALLWINNER
depends on ARCH_SUNXI
---help---
If you have a network (Ethernet) card belonging to this
class, say Y and read the Ethernet-HOWTO, available from
<http://www.tldp.org/docs.html#howto>.
class, say Y here.
Note that the answer to this question doesn't directly
affect the kernel: saying N will just cause the configurator
......
......@@ -7,9 +7,7 @@ config NET_VENDOR_ALTEON
default y
depends on PCI
---help---
If you have a network (Ethernet) card belonging to this class, say Y
and read the Ethernet-HOWTO, available from
<http://www.tldp.org/docs.html#howto>.
If you have a network (Ethernet) card belonging to this class, say Y.
Note that the answer to this question doesn't directly affect the
kernel: saying N will just cause the configurator to skip all
......
......@@ -37,8 +37,7 @@ config AMD8111_ETH
select MII
---help---
If you have an AMD 8111-based PCI LANCE ethernet card,
answer Y here and read the Ethernet-HOWTO, available from
<http://www.tldp.org/docs.html#howto>.
answer Y here.
To compile this driver as a module, choose M here. The module
will be called amd8111e.
......@@ -47,10 +46,8 @@ config LANCE
tristate "AMD LANCE and PCnet (AT1500 and NE2100) support"
depends on ISA && ISA_DMA_API && !ARM
---help---
If you have a network (Ethernet) card of this type, say Y and read
the Ethernet-HOWTO, available from
<http://www.tldp.org/docs.html#howto>. Some LinkSys cards are
of this type.
If you have a network (Ethernet) card of this type, say Y here.
Some LinkSys cards are of this type.
To compile this driver as a module, choose M here: the module
will be called lance. This is recommended.
......@@ -62,8 +59,7 @@ config PCNET32
select MII
---help---
If you have a PCnet32 or PCnetPCI based network (Ethernet) card,
answer Y here and read the Ethernet-HOWTO, available from
<http://www.tldp.org/docs.html#howto>.
answer Y here.
To compile this driver as a module, choose M here. The module
will be called pcnet32.
......@@ -144,9 +140,7 @@ config NI65
tristate "NI6510 support"
depends on ISA && ISA_DMA_API && !ARM
---help---
If you have a network (Ethernet) card of this type, say Y and read
the Ethernet-HOWTO, available from
<http://www.tldp.org/docs.html#howto>.
If you have a network (Ethernet) card of this type, say Y here.
To compile this driver as a module, choose M here. The module
will be called ni65.
......
......@@ -7,9 +7,7 @@ config NET_VENDOR_APPLE
default y
depends on (PPC_PMAC && PPC32) || MAC
---help---
If you have a network (Ethernet) card belonging to this class, say Y
and read the Ethernet-HOWTO, available from
<http://www.tldp.org/docs.html#howto>.
If you have a network (Ethernet) card belonging to this class, say Y.
Note that the answer to this question doesn't directly affect the
kernel: saying N will just cause the configurator to skip all
......@@ -59,7 +57,6 @@ config MACMACE
---help---
Support for the onboard AMD 79C940 MACE Ethernet controller used in
the 660AV and 840AV Macintosh. If you have one of these Macintoshes
say Y and read the Ethernet-HOWTO, available from
<http://www.tldp.org/docs.html#howto>.
say Y here.
endif # NET_VENDOR_APPLE
......@@ -6,9 +6,7 @@ config NET_VENDOR_ARC
bool "ARC devices"
default y
---help---
If you have a network (Ethernet) card belonging to this class, say Y
and read the Ethernet-HOWTO, available from
<http://www.tldp.org/docs.html#howto>.
If you have a network (Ethernet) card belonging to this class, say Y.
Note that the answer to this question doesn't directly affect the
kernel: saying N will just cause the configurator to skip all
......
......@@ -7,9 +7,7 @@ config NET_VENDOR_ATHEROS
default y
depends on PCI
---help---
If you have a network (Ethernet) card belonging to this class, say Y
and read the Ethernet-HOWTO, available from
<http://www.tldp.org/docs.html#howto>.
If you have a network (Ethernet) card belonging to this class, say Y.
Note that the answer to this question doesn't directly affect the
kernel: saying N will just cause the configurator to skip all
......
......@@ -26,8 +26,7 @@ config B44
select PHYLIB
---help---
If you have a network (Ethernet) controller of this type, say Y
or M and read the Ethernet-HOWTO, available from
<http://www.tldp.org/docs.html#howto>.
or M here.
To compile this driver as a module, choose M here. The module
will be called b44.
......
......@@ -7,9 +7,7 @@ config NET_VENDOR_BROCADE
default y
depends on PCI
---help---
If you have a network (Ethernet) card belonging to this class, say Y
and read the Ethernet-HOWTO, available from
<http://www.tldp.org/docs.html#howto>.
If you have a network (Ethernet) card belonging to this class, say Y.
Note that the answer to this question doesn't directly affect the
kernel: saying N will just cause the configurator to skip all
......
......@@ -8,8 +8,6 @@ config NET_CADENCE
default y
---help---
If you have a network (Ethernet) card belonging to this class, say Y.
Make sure you know the name of your card. Read the Ethernet-HOWTO,
available from <http://www.tldp.org/docs.html#howto>.
If unsure, say Y.
......
......@@ -7,9 +7,7 @@ config NET_VENDOR_CHELSIO
default y
depends on PCI
---help---
If you have a network (Ethernet) card belonging to this class, say Y
and read the Ethernet-HOWTO, available from
<http://www.tldp.org/docs.html#howto>.
If you have a network (Ethernet) card belonging to this class, say Y.
Note that the answer to this question doesn't directly affect the
kernel: saying N will just cause the configurator to skip all
......
......@@ -7,9 +7,7 @@ config NET_VENDOR_CIRRUS
default y
depends on ISA || EISA || ARM || MAC
---help---
If you have a network (Ethernet) card belonging to this class, say Y
and read the Ethernet-HOWTO, available from
<http://www.tldp.org/docs.html#howto>.
If you have a network (Ethernet) card belonging to this class, say Y.
Note that the answer to this question doesn't directly affect the
kernel: saying N will just cause the configurator to skip all
......@@ -23,9 +21,7 @@ config CS89x0
depends on ISA || EISA || ARM
---help---
Support for CS89x0 chipset based Ethernet cards. If you have a
network (Ethernet) card of this type, say Y and read the
Ethernet-HOWTO, available from
<http://www.tldp.org/docs.html#howto> as well as
network (Ethernet) card of this type, say Y and read the file
<file:Documentation/networking/cs89x0.txt>.
To compile this driver as a module, choose M here. The module
......@@ -55,9 +51,7 @@ config MAC89x0
depends on MAC
---help---
Support for CS89x0 chipset based Ethernet cards. If you have a
Nubus or LC-PDS network (Ethernet) card of this type, say Y and
read the Ethernet-HOWTO, available from
<http://www.tldp.org/docs.html#howto>.
Nubus or LC-PDS network (Ethernet) card of this type, say Y here.
To compile this driver as a module, choose M here. This module will
be called mac89x0.
......
......@@ -7,9 +7,7 @@ config NET_VENDOR_CISCO
default y
depends on PCI
---help---
If you have a network (Ethernet) card belonging to this class, say Y
and read the Ethernet-HOWTO, available from
<http://www.tldp.org/docs.html#howto>.
If you have a network (Ethernet) card belonging to this class, say Y.
Note that the answer to this question doesn't directly affect the
kernel: saying N will just cause the configurator to skip all
......
......@@ -7,9 +7,7 @@ config NET_VENDOR_DEC
default y
depends on PCI || EISA || CARDBUS
---help---
If you have a network (Ethernet) card belonging to this class, say Y
and read the Ethernet-HOWTO, available from
<http://www.tldp.org/docs.html#howto>.
If you have a network (Ethernet) card belonging to this class, say Y.
Note that the answer to this question doesn't directly affect the
kernel: saying N will just cause the configurator to skip all
......
......@@ -21,8 +21,7 @@ config DE2104X
of this type. (If your card is NOT SMC EtherPower 10/100 PCI
(smc9332dst), you can also try the driver for "Generic DECchip"
cards, below. However, most people with a network card of this type
will say Y here.) Do read the Ethernet-HOWTO, available from
<http://www.tldp.org/docs.html#howto>.
will say Y here.)
To compile this driver as a module, choose M here. The module will
be called de2104x.
......@@ -50,8 +49,7 @@ config TULIP
of this type. (If your card is NOT SMC EtherPower 10/100 PCI
(smc9332dst), you can also try the driver for "Generic DECchip"
cards, above. However, most people with a network card of this type
will say Y here.) Do read the Ethernet-HOWTO, available from
<http://www.tldp.org/docs.html#howto>.
will say Y here.)
To compile this driver as a module, choose M here. The module will
be called tulip.
......@@ -113,9 +111,7 @@ config DE4X5
---help---
This is support for the DIGITAL series of PCI/EISA Ethernet cards.
These include the DE425, DE434, DE435, DE450 and DE500 models. If
you have a network card of this type, say Y and read the
Ethernet-HOWTO, available from
<http://www.tldp.org/docs.html#howto>. More specific
you have a network card of this type, say Y. More specific
information is contained in
<file:Documentation/networking/de4x5.txt>.
......
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