Subject: Re: 100baseT ethernet card questions
To: Scott Bartram <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: current-users
Date: 12/07/1998 14:31:30
On Mon, 7 Dec 1998 16:13:21 -0500 (EST) 
 Scott Bartram <> wrote:

 > Two weeks after purchasing a NetGear FA-310TX card with a Digital chip, I
 > ordered another and it came with the "new" Lite-On PNIC chip. Is anyone
 > working on code to support this chip? I can test/debug.

I don't know the status of this one, but...

 > I've also got a generic card with an RTL-8139 chip. According to the Linux
 > driver docs, this chip is completely different than the 80x9. Anyone
 > working on that one? 

I have a driver, and a card, but I'm having problems with it... it transmits
the first frame correctly, and then never transmits another one.  I'm still
hunting this one down.

 > To make matters even more frustrating, I've got an SMC EtherPower II that
 > suffers from the "epic0: timeout" problem.

...this one, too.  I suspect it is problems with the EPIC hardware itself.
The FreeBSD people have reported similar problems with their (completely
different) driver.

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