Subject: 1.2 wipes out WD8013 Ethernet Cards
To: None <netbsd-bugs@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Tim Rightnour <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 03/10/1997 09:16:31
I'm not sure exactly how this is happening.. But I do know that it is. 
 Ever since 1.1, my WD8013 ethernet cards no longer work.. under 1.1 
they used to just give me a problem probing saying that it was 
configured 9!=10 in kernel. (irq)  However..  1.2 is much more 
vicious.  It gives the same message, and then, somewhere in the probe 
for other cards (i assume) wipes the card clean as a whistle.

After my initial boot it no longer gives ANY ed? messages, it does 
however give an ie0 message about not having EN100 configured 
correctly.  Even when configuring the kernel correctly for the card 
(which incidentally it is in the kernel, ed2 irq10 mem 0xcc000) it 
fails to detect the card.  

As it turns out..  I loaded up the software drivers from DOS to 
configure and test the card.  Trying both the disk that came with the 
card, and brand sparkling new ones from SMC's web site.  I get "no 
lan adapter present"  I can fiddle with the jumpers and software all 
I want.  I now am the proud owner of 3 very dead cards.

Now if my card just doesn't work.. that's fine.. but wiping it out is 
bit rude in my opinion.. :)  What really upsets me here, is that Iv'e 
been using these cards through 0.8 to 1.0 just fine.  Its a bug if 
they don't work... its a serious defect if they get completely 
destroyed.  If someone on core wants to look at one of these.. Ill 
gladly send it out to you if you promise to send it back if you 
resuscitate it somehow.

Thank you,

Tim Rightnour -
Communications Integrators Inc
(ph)602-491-1186 (fax)602-491-2195