Subject: Re: Netbooting a VS2K
To: David Hamilton <>
From: Tod Detre <tod@b60172.STUDENT.CWRU.Edu>
List: port-vax
Date: 06/23/1998 10:15:59
> Problem 1:  le0 timeout
> -----------------------
> The ethernet controller is always timeing out.  Is this due to running the
> system discless and overloading the ethernet, or do my cables just stink?
> Anyway, I can't keep the system up for more than an hour because of this.

I have the same problem with my vs2k, but I'm running ultrix. (Yes I'm
ready for the flames, but I haven't got the time to mess with netbsd yet.
My vax hasn't even been on for the last 2 weeks.)  I was thinking it was a
motherboard problem. I've got a couple spares so I could try it out.  The
other possibility is that I'm overloading the le0 interface also. even
though I'm not diskless, it is connected to a VERY large network. I tried
connecting a transciever to it that had SQE turned on, but that didn't
seem to help. (I've heard that some old vaxes need SQE on otherwise they
shut the interface off. 

Tod Detre