3c905B card causes system to reboot

Donald Becker becker@cesdis1.gsfc.nasa.gov
Wed Dec 2 00:24:13 1998

On Tue, 1 Dec 1998, Sean Garagan wrote:

> I just installed a 3c905B-TX card in my Linux system, and when I go to do a
> DHCP renewal on bootup, it causes the machine to reboot.  It does the same
> thing in Windows, altho updating the BIOS and updating the driver from 3Com
> allows it to work (grudgingly.)

This is almost certainly a hardware problem, not a software problem.

> I have installed the latest 3c59x.c driver from Donald's web site but it
> still causes the reboot.  The card will work for a little while if I set up
> my system with a static IP, but after about 2000 recv packets it crashes.

Crashes in what way?  (I'm still certain that it's a hardware problem, but
it's useful when people specify what *exactly* went wrong, and what the
error messages report.)

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