[eepro100] eepro100 and Intel STL2
Heflin, Roger A.
Wed, 2 May 2001 14:55:48 -0500
I am not using Intel STL2, but another motherboard with dual
We have been having about 25% of the machines disabling the network
getting other weird errors on the eepro card, though the machine
generally ok. It goes as far as turning off both of the network
(and of course also all of the networking electronics),
and the only way to get them back is to reboot, on the machines that
happens on it happens very reliably (under load it can be easily
in 1-2 hours with most machines, a few minutes to seconds with
die with no load on the machine, and a few will make it 8-10 hours),
machines that it does not do it, they
don't seem to have any problems (all machines are indentical). It
not appear to require any network load, just loading up the local
cause the network to disable itself. Also if after this has
happened you try
to reload the drivers, the drivers get really unhappy about the
(says bad checksum, gives funny MAC addresses).
The current theory the vendor has is bad power supply (though I
don't know if
I believe it-we will probably know tomorrow as they will be arriving
new tested under load power supplies to replace the "bad" ones).
We also saw something very similar on a different motherboard
an entirely different case+ps combo, so I am really not sure what
means, it does not act like a driver problem, and it does not affect
all of the
identical machines, so it at least is some sort of weird hardware
Have you checked to see if any of the machines work?