3c905B-TX on ASUS P2B board no working

Chen Chi Ming Hubert cmh_chen@mit.edu
Wed Jul 29 23:49:25 1998

Hi.  I have a 3c905B-TX on an ASUS P2B motherboard.  I just installed
RedHat 5.1 (kernel 2.0.34), with Mr Donald Becker's 3c59x.c driver written
on 12th May, 1998.  However, the ethernet card does not seem to be working.
I have solved the ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff station address problem by disabling the
PnP OS setting in the BIOS setup, and cold booting, but the problem persists.

ifconfig now gives:
eth0	Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:10:4B:CD:0A:64
	inet addr: <my IP addr>  Bcast: <broadcast addr>  Mask: <subnetmask>
	RX packets:0  errors:0  dropped:0  overruns:0
	TX packets:2  errors:0  dropped:0  overruns:0
	Interrupt:9  Base address:0xd000

/proc/interrupts also shows the ethernet card on IRQ 9.
On the other hand, just before the LILO prompt appears, a 'PCI devices listing'
indicates that both the 'Serial bus controller' and the 'Network controller'
are on IRQ 9.  So, I suspected that it is an IRQ conflict, but the kernel
ignores command line options such as 'LILO: linux ether=3,0,eth0' and keeps the
ethernet card on IRQ 9.  Pinging other machines results in 100% packet loss.

There is also an Adaptec 2940 SCSI controller on the same machine, on IRQ 10,
in case that is relevant.  Does anyone know of a solution to this problem?  Any
help will be much appreciated.

-- Hubert Chen  23:51  29- 7-1998