Subject: Re: i386: ethernet problems with 1.3_ALPHA boot image?
To: Andrew Gillham <>
From: Bill Studenmund <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/06/1997 10:19:59
On Thu, 6 Nov 1997, Andrew Gillham wrote:

> 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.  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 away.  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 think the problem might well be ie1. if_ie has not been bus-space-ified,
so it will probe for ie1 even if something else has found the card.

Make a kernel w/o ie1 in it and see. :-)

Take care,