[vortex] strange 3c59x behaviour under 22.214.171.124
Bogdan.Costescu at iwr.uni-heidelberg.de
Tue May 3 06:21:49 PDT 2005
On Mon, 2 May 2005, Jim Faulkner wrote:
> I am experiencing very strange, though very predictable behaviour
> under the 2.6 kernel. Every 2nd time the machine boots, the second
> ethernet card fails to initialize.
I suspect the power management (ACPI) to be the cause. The driver
itself didn't change much between 2.4 and 2.6.
> One thing I notice that is different is that during a successful
> initialization, Linux does not try to set the "latency timer of
... and also does not complain about reading the EEPROM. Not being
able to read data from the card is a typical symptom of power related
> Any ideas on what is causing this problem, and how to fix it?
Try booting with acpi=off.
Try updating BIOS and/or modify power related options in BIOS.
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