Re: .94 Floppies and Ethernet

Nils Rennebarth (
Fri, 26 Apr 1996 11:52:17 +0200 (MET DST)

On 25 Apr 1996, Mark Eichin wrote:

> >> vorlon kernel: eth0: Bus master arbitration failure, status 88f2.
> Interesting -- I am getting this *exact* error (a few hundred times a
> day) on a 1.3.79 kernel.
I got this message on all kernel versions I can think of (including 1.2=
using an NCR 53810 SCSI controller and a AMD 2100 ethernet card. It=20
appears to be harmless but I got spurious lockups of the whole machine =
I replaced the network card and avoided them in the future.

I'm still curious about the reason behind it.

> It was suggested (on one of the debian
> lists) that the problem was the video card I'm using.
We got this problem regardless of video cards. We always use some cheap=
PCI cards.

We use ASUS motherboards PVI 486 SP3, PC/I 486 SP3G and TP XE 54 (don't=
remember the exact type.

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