Release date: 
Thursday, 13 December, 2001



Authors/Port authors:

Autinic detects at boot time the PCI card and autoload it's driver. Includes source code.

This software is distributed as compressed package. You have to download and manually install it; if prerequisites are required, you will have to manually install them too.

Manual installation

Program is distributed as ZIP package: download to temporary directory and unpack to destination folder. See below for download link(s).

Following ones are the download links for manual installation:

Autonic v. 20011213 (13/12/2001, Serge Sterck) Readme/What's new
in config sys insert a line like this device=x:\autonic.sys x = boot drive replace the line of your nic card by this one device=x:\ibmcom\macs\auto.os2 x = boot drive on your hardisk or cdrom create directories d:\mptn\auto\xxxx.yyyy where xxxx = pci vendor id and yyyy = pci device id into the directory xxxx.yyyy copy protocol.ini and driver zzzz.os2 for the card copy pcisnif.exe to x:\os2 x = boot drive what do autonic.sys =================== at boot time autnic during the init phase DosExecPgm a program called snifpci.exe yes you can start a program from a device driver at boot time because during init phase of your device driver you are at ring 3 the only problem is that your program must be a 16 bits OS/2 program (no problem with watcom 11C) The program snifpci scan the pci env using the OEMHLP$ driver so put the driver autonic.sys after the load of the OEMHLP$ driver. When snifpci found a vendor id,device id it looks at x:\ibmcom\auto\ for a directory matching. If matching it copies the x:\ibmcom\auto\xxxx.yyyy\*.ini to x:\ibmcom\protocol.ini and x:\ibmcom\xxxx.yyyy\*.os to x:\ibmcom\macs\auto.os2 x:\ibmcom\8086.7200\protocol.ini x:\ibmcom\8086.7200\ibmfe.os2 x:\ibmcom\8086.7300\protocol.ini x:\ibmcom\8086.7300\ibmcndis.os2 etc... TODO: 1. When booting from cdrom not copy the driver and protocol.ini to the bootdrive (it is in read only) but put it on the ram disk Easy to do because we must just change a 16 bit ring 3 program 2. When no match read the directory \ibmcom\macs\*.nif display the text string for all the card available in the directory and let the user choose the card  local copy
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