3c905B timeouts once again

Hermann Himmelbauer Hermann.Himmelbauer@wu-wien.ac.at
Tue Jul 28 08:37:16 1998

Andy C. Brandt wrote:
> Hi,
> Jul 27 09:32:47 monk kernel: eth0: transmit timed out, tx_status 00 status e800.

Yes, I remember this one...
It told me "disabling eth0" afterwards - then the machine was
unreachable and crashed after about 5 minutes.

> My machine is an old 486DX4-100 with 32 megs of RAM. I used it for extended
> periods of time with other Ethernet adapters and had no problems whatsoever.
> RedHat 5.0 with 2.0.35 kernel.
> I would like to know if there is any possibility that some software solution
> to this problems will appear in next versions of the driver? I can't try all
> the things that Jerry tried, as the machine is in an another city and all I can
> do is change drivers/kernels or go there to change the card to something that
> is known to work without problems.
> Any suggestions?

Well - Donald Becker told me that the reason could be the PCI
interface of the 486. I had the same machine (486DX4/100,32Meg RAM...)
I could not fix the problem so I upgraded to a Pentium 166. Now it
works without any problems. Try upgrading the Motherboard or try 
another Ethernet-Card - I do not think you will be able to fix this

		Best wishes,
		Hermann Himmelbauer

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