Subject: Re: 1.2 wipes out WD8013 Ethernet Cards
To: Tim Rightnour <TIM_R@cii.ciinet.com>
From: David Brownlee <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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
> 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 - email@example.com
> Communications Integrators Inc
> (ph)602-491-1186 (fax)602-491-2195