Tyan Tunder K7 and Gigabit Ethernet cards

Steve Gaudet SGaudet at turbotekcomputer.com
Thu Nov 15 12:38:35 PST 2001


> I would like to know if people have been successful in using gigabit
> ethernet(over copper) cards with the Tyan Thunder K7 
> motherboard. (s2462)
> This has two built-in 3com 100 Base T cards.
> I have tried to use a DLINK DGE-550T card with the latter but 
> without much
> success. Even after disabling the onboard NICs, the card did not work
> properly. The problem is that an interrupt is not set after a DMA
> transmitt (something to do with the APIC I presume). I tried 
> linux kernel
> 2.4.12-ac3 with the latest driver from Dlinks website, but 
> that did not
> make much difference either. I have six of these.
> The cards that I am particularly interested to hear about are the
> 3com Gigabit Network card (3c996-T) or (3c996B-T) or (3c1000-T)
> Intel PRO/1000 Gigabit Server 1000B-T PCI Adapter (PWLA8490T)
> NETGEAR 100/1000Base-T Copper Gigabit Ethernet Adapter (GA-623T)
> Netgear 100/1000BASET 32/64 BIT PCI Gigabit Adapter (GA-622T)
> SMC TigerCard 1000BaseTX 32/64Bit PCI Gb Ethernet Nic (SMC9462TX)
> Or any other cheap gigabit network cards.


> --------------------------------------------------------------

Ever look at Syskonnect?

Had very good luck with them, and they are based in Europe.


Steve Gaudet 
Linux Sales Engineer


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