Subject: any known problems with Megahertz "XJ10BT or XJ10BC" on i386?
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From: Greg A. Woods <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 03/16/2001 00:56:13
While out buying a replacement motherboard for my little old router on
Tuesday I picked up a (presumably used) Megahertz X-JACK (XJ10BT) card
to see if I could get an old 486DX laptop that I've got here doing
something half-useful (eg. as a cottage machine :-)....
Unfortunately the card doesn't seem to work...
I tried the latest "rescue-tiny.fs" from the 20010206 i386 snapshot
directory (the machine only has 4MB RAM), and the probe says (relevant
parts only, copied by hand):
pcic0: controller 0 (Intel 82365SL Revision 1) has sockets A and B
pcmcia0 at pcic0 controller 0 socket 0
sm1 at pcmcia0 function 0 port 0x400-0x40f: Megahertz X-JACK Ethernet
sm1: invalid BSR 0xb800
sm1: unknown chip id 0, revision 0, buffer size 0:
sm1: MAC address 00:00:86:16:c6:e4, default media UTP
(there is only one type-1 socket on the machine -- the other socket must
be on the docking station connector)
When I ifconfig an address onto it, the kernel says:
pcmcia0: card irq 10
and the LED on the card comes on, but there's no link light on the hub.
Very soon afterwards the kernel says:
sm1: device timeout
When I eject the card the kernel says:
and the timeout messages stop.
Externally the card is in very excellent physical condition and is very
clean. I don't have a dongle cable to try the other connector on the
Are there any known issues with the current "sm" driver vs. this type of
card, or should I take mine back and exchange it for another?
Greg A. Woods
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