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       eiconctrl - configure Eicon active ISDN card


       eiconctrl [-d Driver-Id] action options ...


       eiconctrl  is  used  to  setup  the  Eicon  ISDN  device driver and for
       downloading the firmware into the ISDN card.

       The use of eiconctrl makes sense, if you are using an active Eicon ISDN
       card only.


       -d Driver-Id
              selects the S0/S2M interface named by Driver-Id.  Driver-Ids are
              defined during driver initialisation.  See  README.eicon  for  a
              description  of  the  syntax  to  be  used  for  modularised and
              monolithic  driver  versions.   This  option  must  be  used  to
              identify  the S0/S2M interface if more than one S0/S2M interface
              is existent. If a single card is used, it may  be  omitted.   If
              using  more  than  one  ISA-Bus-type card, support for the other
              cards is enabled with the add action of eiconctrl.  PCI-Bus-type
              cards  will be automatically added during driver initialisation.
              Ids may not start with digits or small x, because  these  values
              are misinterpreted as numeric parameters by insmod.  For loading
              the module, always the newest modutils package should be used to
              avoid problems during load.

       The following actions may be given to eiconctrl.

       irq [interrupt]
              sets  the  irq number to use (only ISA).  If the interrupt value
              is omitted, the current setting will be printed.

       load  protocol  [options]
              Downloads the protocol- and dsp-code into the  card  and  starts

              etsi Euro-ISDN E-DSS1 (default)
              1tr6 German ISDN Protocol
              .... other protocols are also possible

              For  options  see eiconctrl without any parameters for ISA cards
              and eiconctrl divaload -h for PCI cards.

       manage [read|exec <path>]
              Starts Management-Interface.

       xlog [cont|<filename>]
              Retrieving XLOG entries of adapter.  With option cont given,  it
              will  be  on a continuous cycle.  Using a driver release 1.77 or
              newer you can specify a trace-file for the xlog interpreter.

       isdnlog [on|off]
              Switch trace-information for isdnlog on/off.


       COMMON to all BRI-ISA
              When using BRI-PtP set -S1 -n  -t0  options.  Some  (very  rare)
              switches  require  the -S2 here.The offset, set by the on-boards
              jumpers needs an additional ’0’  (f.e.  Cards  jumper  setup  is
              0xd800 - means a membase of 0xd8000 ).

       S SX SXn SCOM
              when loading the card’s module by insmod / modprobe, you need to
              specify Membase,  IRQ  and  ID.  Only  the  SCOM  is  also  MCA-

       S2M    When using PRI-PtP set -n -S2

       QUADRO Loading  this card as usual will automatically find and autoload
              the remaining three cards. Don’t forget to set the Membase,  IRQ
              and  ID  string using insmod or modprobe. Remember to "eiconctrl
              load <card_n>" for all "four" cards manually  with  the  desired
              protocol.  When  setting  the  ID’s  last  letter to an "a", the
              remaining ID’s will be continued with "b, c, d" ; Otherwise  the
              ID-string will add a "_2 _3 _4" to the cards device-description.

       COMMON to all BRI/PRI PCI
              All cards are auto detected and autoloaded w/o any parameters at
              insmod/modprobe.   Using  more  than  one  card in a system will
              require the eiconctrl "-d" option to load the futher cards. (f.e
              eiconctrl -d eicon2) You can also use the -all option to get all
              boards loaded at one time (divaload only). The ETSI protocol  is
              default  and  is not needed to be set as parm. Otherwise add the
              desired protocol to  specify.  The  protocolcodes  are  normally
              located at /usr/lib/isdn/eicon.

       4BRI   Loading  this  card  will set the protocol to all "4 cards" same
              style. You cannot load diffrent codes. This is not  a  bug!  The
              ID’s are set while loading - automatically.

       PRI    When using PRI-PtP set -n -S2
              Use option -x to set NT mode.


       eiconctrl load etsi
              loads and starts S0 type adapter with protocol E-DSS1.

       eiconctrl load etsi -t1 -s1 -n
              loads and starts S0 type adapter with protocol E-DSS1 PtP.

       eiconctrl load etsi -s2 -n
              loads and starts S2M type adapter with protocol E-DSS1.


       No bugs so far but don’t hesitate to contact us in case of obvious bug.


       © 2000 by Armin Schindler <>


       isdnctrl(8), isdnctrl(4), ttyI(4), isdn_cause(7), isdninfo(4).