VP6 + 3c905 -- any working machines?
szii at surfmetro.com
Thu Feb 15 14:13:49 PST 2001
I have one, but it's running 2.4.1 kernel.
I do remember something about Via chipsets and
the 3Com stuff.. I think they fixed it in 2.4.0 or
2.4.1, but I'm not 100% positive.
----- Original Message -----
From: Steffen Persvold <sp at scali.no>
To: William Park <parkw at better.net>
Cc: <beowulf at beowulf.org>
Sent: Thursday, February 15, 2001 11:28 AM
Subject: Re: VP6 + 3c905 -- any working machines?
> 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?
> > Background:
> > 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
> causes some network adapter not to work correctly. I have seen this on
> Athlon boards using KT133 or KX133 chipset, but I think this might be the
> on the Apllo chipset for PIII too. Take a look in your bios for a
> to turn it off.
> Best regards
> Steffen Persvold Systems Engineer
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