Subject: Re: i386: ethernet problems with 1.3_ALPHA boot image?
To: None <email@example.com>
From: None <Havard.Eidnes@runit.sintef.no>
Date: 11/06/1997 12:03:10
> > ed2: device timeout
> FWIW, I have seen this same device timeout error with an SMC Elite
> Ultra (or Ultra Elite?). It seems like building a new kernel with
> 'ed0' and no other network devices makes it work.
Now I took the time to look what I did on the machine where I saw
this problem, and it appears that i configured the card to use
the ed0 parameters instead of the ed2 parameters, i.e. I
configured the card for port 0x280-0x29f iomem 0xd0000-0xd3fff
irq 9. With those settings I could use the SMC card with both
the INSTALL and the GENERIC kernels.
> Also, I've seen where I have to power the machine off to get
> the card recognized after a reboot. Once it is 'ed0' this goes
Right, this is also my experience. The DOS SMC config program
may also have trouble finding the card if you have not power
cycled the machine. Why? I don't know.
> Perhaps one of the other device probes at 0x300 is hosing the
> card. Looking at INSTALL, el0, ie1, and ne1 are all at port
> 0x300, and could be causing the problem.
I wouldn't know, but it would be possible to rip out one driver
after the other to find out which one of the others is causing