Subject: Re: 1.2 wipes out WD8013 Ethernet Cards
To: Tim Rightnour <>
From: David Brownlee <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 03/11/1997 18:44:46
	The problem is probably with the probe of another device - which
	I thought had been fixed for 1.2.. maybe its just post 1.2.

	Someone posted a program to fix the card to current-users a
	while back - check


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On Mon, 10 Mar 1997, Tim Rightnour wrote:

> 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 
> a 
> 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