Subject: Re: Xircom NIC problem in 1.5 ALPHA
To: Oleg Polyanski <>
From: Gregory McGarry <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/17/2000 08:42:24
Oleg Polyanski wrote:

>         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.

	-- Gregory McGarry <>