Gig nic help needed please

Beaty, James JBeaty at pe-i.com
Thu Aug 29 11:52:28 PDT 2002


Hello all. I am new to this group and not much of a Linux expert. That being
said, I could really use some expert advise on a gig network card problem.
This is a Dell 6450 running Red Hat 7.2, 2.4.7-10smp kernel. I  installed a
3Com 3C996B-T gig nic and the driver is bcm 5700 I think. The nic seems to
run fine until it gets hit really hard with lots of traffic. Then it locks
up and gives the following errors:

Jul 31 11:41:30 blade kernel: NETDEV WATCHDOG: eth1: transmit timed out
Jul 31 11:41:30 blade kernel: eth1: Tx hung

I can either stop and restart the network or reboot the server and it will
work for maybe a day, or maybe 10 minutes.

I want the easiest quickest fix, and if that means buying a different brand
nic that would be fine. Thanks in advance for your help.

JB

James Beaty.......................Network Systems Manager
>>>>>>>>>>Paradigm Entertainment, Inc. <<<<<<<<<<
       >>>>>>> an Infogrames Company <<<<<<<<<
1628 Valwood Pkwy. St. 110........Phone: 972-488-6306
Carrollton, Texas 75006...................Fax: 972-488-6300
Email: jbeaty at pe-i.com ........................... www.pe-i.com
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