3c905B-TX on ASUS P2B board no working
Thu Jul 30 05:02:49 1998
Sounds like the problem I had - the interrupt for the 3C905 was being shared
(see the FAQ). My machine is dual-bootable with Windows 95 - I just played
with the BIOS settings for the interrupts until the card got its own (the W-95
system/device manager shows what's assigned too). Then it all worked fine.
ASUS-TX97E + 2940UW + 3C905 + NCR-SCSI + USR Winmodem
+ Diamond 3d 3000 + SoundBlaster
Chen Chi Ming Hubert wrote:
> 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>
> UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
> 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