Transmit timed out

Osma Ahvenlampi
Sun Feb 7 08:17:53 1999

Peter Hanecak <> writes:
> i'm using kernel 2.2.1 (eepro100.c:v1.06 10/16/98) and QDI Legend IV
> mother board with on-board Intel 82557 MAC + NS83840A 10/100Mbps LAN
> controller.
> eth0: Transmit timed out: status 6050  0000 at 0/15 command 0001a000.
> eth0: Trying to restart the transmitter...


options eepro100 multicast_filter_limit=3

to your /etc/conf.modules. There's a bug in the eepro100 driver's
multicast support that makes it crash when it receives multicast
traffic. The bug might also affect SMP systems on a busy network in
general. If the above line doesn't help, try setting the limit to 0 to 
disable the hardware multicast support completely.

This is the most common FAQ regarding the driver. I wish something
would be done about it. :/

Let's split up. We can do more damage that way.
Osma Ahvenlampi <>