Re: via-rhine weirdness with via kt8235 Southbridge

From: Erik Hensema (
Date: Fri Nov 15 2002 - 05:09:22 EST

Christian Guggenberger ( wrote:
>> On Wed, 23 Oct 2002 15:49:31 +0200, Christian Guggenberger wrote:
>>> This concerns both 2.4 and 2.5 kernels (testet with 2.4.20pre*aa series,
>>> and with 2.5.43, 2.5.44 and 2.5.44-ac1):
>>> When I enable APIC in the Bios, the via-rhine module will insert
>>> properly, but I won't get a link... With APIC disabled, link is ok. Ok,
>>> this could be caused by buggy bios, so I'll try again, when a new
>>> biosversion is available.
>> Yeah, it seems there's a problem with IO-APICs. I currently don't have a
>> machine with IO-APIC for testing, though, so...
> A new Biosversion is installed on my mobo now, but that APIC problem is still
> there.
> Are there some dumps I could post to get some light on that topic?
> Maybe some outputs of via-diag, mii-diag, lspci, dmesg ...?
> If they could help, what options should I pass to mii-diag and via-diag ?

I've had the exact same problems with via-rhine and APIC. I donated (well,
actually sold, but not voluntarily ;-)) my card to Roger Luethi so he can
look into the bug. And yes, it's an actual PCI card, which seems to be rare
with via-rhines.

Erik Hensema (
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