Re: network problem (probably with eepro100) in 2.3.99-pre5?

From: Andrey Savochkin (
Date: Thu Apr 27 2000 - 22:18:37 EST


On Wed, Apr 26, 2000 at 05:27:53AM -0500, Daniel Stone wrote:
> I'm using an Intel 82559 (EtherExpress PRO/100) and I'm experiencing a
> strange problem.
> I went into its setup (Ctrl-S at boot), and disabled its setup message as
> it was annoying me. I boot Linux with the EEPro PCI driver in for the
> first time, and BOOM, it hangs halfway through its initialisation. I go
> back, enable the setup message, and it works.
> But I have an rc script - ifconfig eth0 down, set its ip, back up. It hung
> when it got there. I booted into single mode, and found that even though
> it works, it froze on the first ifconfig.
> I'm now on a RealTek, and there were NO IRQ conflicts, the card was on IRQ
> 9, nothing else was using that, as I only have the video card (which has
> no IRQ) and that's it. It was assigned to IRQ 9 (my mobo doesn't do PnP,
> you assign PCI IRQs manually) and Edge/Auto - no IRQ sharing.
> Can anyone shed some light?

During initialization eepro100 driver provides messages about the hardware
and the initialization process. They are usually stored in your log files by
klog/syslog system. Could you send me the messages for successful and
unsuccessful network startup of your system?

Best regards
                                        Andrey V.

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