VP6 + 3c905 -- any working machines?

szii at sziisoft.com szii at surfmetro.com
Thu Feb 15 14:13:49 PST 2001


I have one, but it's running 2.4.1 kernel.

I do remember something about Via chipsets and
the 3Com stuff..  I think they fixed it in 2.4.0 or
2.4.1, but I'm not 100% positive.

-Mike

----- Original Message -----
From: Steffen Persvold <sp at scali.no>
To: William Park <parkw at better.net>
Cc: <beowulf at beowulf.org>
Sent: Thursday, February 15, 2001 11:28 AM
Subject: Re: VP6 + 3c905 -- any working machines?


> William Park wrote:
> >
> > This is not related to Beowulf specifically.  But, I'm trying to put
> > together 8-cpu Linux cluster, and need some basic insight to ethernet
> > card problem.
> >
> > Does anyone have working ABit VP6 motherboard with 3Com905 ethernet
> > card?  If so, how did you get them to work?
> >
> > Background:
> >
> >     I have 2 VP6 machines with 3c905 ethernet card (3c905B in one,
> >     3c905C in the other).  Each machine can ping itself, but not each
> >     other.  I think packet is going out, since LED on ethernet switch
> >     (5-port SmartLink) is blinking.
> >
> >     It's not cable problem, since cross-wired cable makes no difference.
> >     'ifconfig' and 'route' are all normal.  '3c59x.o' driver is built
> >     into the kernel.  I've tried 2.2.16 and 2.2.18 kernel with same
> >     silent result.
> >
> > ---William Park, Open Geometry Consulting
>
> On the VIA chipset there is an option called 'Delayed Transaction'. This
option
> causes some network adapter not to work correctly. I have seen this on
some
> Athlon boards using KT133 or KX133 chipset, but I think this might be the
case
> on the Apllo chipset for PIII too. Take a look in your bios for a
possibility
> to turn it off.
>
>
> Best regards
> --
>  Steffen Persvold                        Systems Engineer
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