Re: Intel EtherExpress Pro (making it work) (fwd)

Ricky Beam (
Fri, 6 Dec 1996 20:05:42 -0500 (EST)

Letting the chips far where they may, I quote Illuminati Primus:
>On Wed, 4 Dec 1996, Alan Cox wrote:
>> > Hopefully this driver will be integrated into the main distribution
>> > eventually..
>> Thats up to Donald. I'd like to get all the latest and greatest drivers
>> in but then I guess Donald gets tons of extra "its broken" email.
>> Alan
>Yes, and plus this driver is pretty alpha, just like the text says.. So it
>might be a while before it gets fixed up, considering you have to go
>through a bunch of BS with Intel to get any information.. and Donald seems
>to be pretty busy already..
>May Bob save us

For an ALPHA driver it has NEVER given me any problems... esp. after Donald
sent me a quicky couple of lines to force it to 100M (don't look for them
stupid media selection pulses... point to point isn't going to get one.)
I'm backing up several systems over it every day of the week.

eth2 Link encap:10Mbps Ethernet HWaddr 00:A0:C9:0D:6B:78
inet addr: Bcast: Mask:
RX packets:25002586 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:1
TX packets:9757045 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0
Interrupt:11 Base address:0x1020

(Nov 15 18:32:22)
kernel: eepro100.c:v0.12a 6/18/96 Donald Becker
kernel: Found Intel i82557 PCI Speedo at I/O 0x1020, IRQ 11.
kernel: PCI latency timer (CFLT) is unreasonably low at 0. Setting to 255 clocks.
kernel: eepro100.c:v0.12a 6/18/96 Donald Becker
kernel: eth2: Intel EtherExpress Pro 10/100 at 0x1020, 00:A0:C9:0D:6B:78, IRQ 11.
kernel: Board assembly 352509-003, Physical connectors present: RJ45
kernel: Primary interface chip DP83840 PHY #1.
kernel: DP83840 specific setup...
kernel: General self-test: passed.
kernel: Serial sub-system self-test: passed.
kernel: Internal registers self-test: passed.
kernel: ROM checksum self-test: passed (0x49caa8d6).
kernel: eth2: speedo_open() irq 11.
kernel: eth2: Done speedo_open(), status 00000090.
kernel: eth2: Media selection tick, status 0050.
(NOTE: I don't think this is the forced 100M driver here? It's been months...)


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