Re: Problem with SMC Etherpower II + kernel newer 2.4.2

From: John Jasen (
Date: Mon Jul 02 2001 - 09:18:14 EST

On Mon, 2 Jul 2001, Juergen Wolf wrote:

> currently I experience some strange problems with every kernels newer
> than 2.4.2 and my SMC Etherpower II network card. While running such a
> kernel, the network hangs and I get lots of errors like these listed
> below:

under the dumb question department:

a) bad cable?
b) not negotiating speed and duplex with the switch correctly?
c) bad card?
d) IRQ sharing causing a conflict?

I'm less predisposed to blame the card in general or the driver, as I have
probably about a dozen SMC epic100 cards here, in single processor x86,
dual x86, and dual alphas that have been flawless from about 2.2.14 to

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