[eepro100] Intel 82562ET EEPRO/100 freezing problems

Michael Rozhavsky mrozhavsky@opticalaccess.com
Mon Jan 21 09:35:00 2002


there is an errata from Intel that describes the problem (at least the freeze).

errata #30

The solution is to disable Standby Enable bit in eeprom of 
the chipset.

There are 2 possible solutions:

1) use last Intel's driver (e100-1.6.29) compiled with STB_WA define.
   On first boot driver will disable the STB bit and this change will
   work after next "cold" reboot.

2) use eepro100-diag tool to modify this bit manually.

On Mon, Jan 21, 2002 at 01:25:58PM +0100, Danilo Godec wrote:
> On Mon, 21 Jan 2002, Lucian Daniel Kafka wrote:
> > One problem is that I'm getting an eepro100: wait_for_cmd_done timeout!
> > error message, after which the ethernet interface becomes dead. The second
> > problem is that the server completely freezes (screen blank, keyboard (even
> > CAPS key) dead) - I can only reset/or switch it off. I'm not sure if this
> > second problem is related to the first one (they don't necessarily happen
> > at the same time).
> Do you have 10Mbps connection? This has ALWAYS happened to me with Intel
> motherboards using on-board LAN when I connected it to 10Mbps. So far, I
> have no solution.
> Check if you are connecting the LAN port to 10Mbps and then try (if you
> are and if you can) connecting it to 100Mbps.
>    D.
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Best regards.

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