[Beowulf] 3com isa and other ethernet adapter : no link

Leif Nixon nixon at nsc.liu.se
Tue Sep 7 03:58:38 PDT 2004

Alexandre Abbes <al.abbes at laposte.net> writes:

> I have a mysterious problem:
> I own 3 machines, 2 of theme have 3com 3c509B ethernet isa adapter, and the third has a 3com 3c905 pci ethernet adapter (and another included in the mptherboard which is an asus nvidia nforce one).
> If I try to link the to machines with 3c509 isa adapter, I have no problem, machines can talk through the cable.
> But If I try to link one of these two machines with the third, connecting it to the 3com 3c905 pci or to the nvidia adaper, I cannot get any link.

Buggy driver for the ISA cards (or buggy hardware, for which the
driver has no workaround). Try getting newer drivers. Even *older*
drivers might work.

Leif Nixon                                    Systems expert
National Supercomputer Centre           Linkoping University

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