VP6 + 3c905 -- any working machines?
sp at scali.no
Thu Feb 15 11:28:29 PST 2001
William Park wrote:
> This is not related to Beowulf specifically. But, I'm trying to put
> together 8-cpu Linux cluster, and need some basic insight to ethernet
> card problem.
> Does anyone have working ABit VP6 motherboard with 3Com905 ethernet
> card? If so, how did you get them to work?
> I have 2 VP6 machines with 3c905 ethernet card (3c905B in one,
> 3c905C in the other). Each machine can ping itself, but not each
> other. I think packet is going out, since LED on ethernet switch
> (5-port SmartLink) is blinking.
> It's not cable problem, since cross-wired cable makes no difference.
> 'ifconfig' and 'route' are all normal. '3c59x.o' driver is built
> into the kernel. I've tried 2.2.16 and 2.2.18 kernel with same
> silent result.
> ---William Park, Open Geometry Consulting
On the VIA chipset there is an option called 'Delayed Transaction'. This option
causes some network adapter not to work correctly. I have seen this on some
Athlon boards using KT133 or KX133 chipset, but I think this might be the case
on the Apllo chipset for PIII too. Take a look in your bios for a possibility
to turn it off.
Steffen Persvold Systems Engineer
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