Subject: Re: Xircom NIC problem in 1.5 ALPHA
To: Gregory McGarry <>
From: Oleg Polyanski <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/17/2000 12:10:55
Gregory McGarry <> writes:

> >         I've got problem with Xircom CreditCard Ethernet adapter (model IIps)
> >         in 1.5 ALPHA/i386. After configuring interface `xi0' I got
> > 
> > xi0: device timeout
> > xi0: interrupt from dead card
> > 
> >         I've tried to  assign  different  IRQ  numbers but  without  success.
> >         Browsing `if_xi.c'  didn't help too.    Any hints and  ideas  greatly
> >         appreciated. `dmesg' output attached below.
> > 
> > P.S.  Forgot  to add - I've   plugged another Xircom  NIC  (model 10/100) but
> > kernel just hangs in `ifconfig' so I guess there are some driver issues.
> There are driver issues, however they only relate to the multi-function
> cards which have ethernet and modem.  I use both these cards.  The media
> type must be specified for the 10/100 to get it to work.
> The driver does do some wacky things to do with interrupts though.

        Could you please provide  me  with some  additional information so  I
        could  start hacking this driver right  now? Start point  is not very
        obvious for me..