Yokemate of Keyboards
Posts: 4976 from 2009/1/28
From: Delaware, USA
> the PA6T isn't an SOC like the P5020 (where networking is built into the processor).
The PA6T has a GbE controller, which is precisely what‘s supported by Linux with no problem and by OS4 with a non-public beta driver. That‘s why normal OS4 users have to use a supported NIC in a PCI(e) slot.
> The only thing that might have made support easier is using a more common NIC.
Nemo has only one on-board NIC, and that‘s the GbE one built into the PA6T.
I wasn't aware of that feature of the PA6T, but they could have incorporated a separate NIC.
Still, the network card seems like an entirely adequate solution.
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