[eepro100] eepro100 and Compaq Evo N600c Notebook

Kallol Biswas kallol@efi.com
Fri Jul 19 13:55:02 2002

Have you tried turning off the sleep mode bit?
I had been getting the exact same problem at 10Mbps half duplex.
The command is:
eepro100-diag   -G 0 -w -w -f

Roman Hochleitner wrote:

> i'm having problems with the builtin eepro100 device in the evo N600c.
> i use this notebook as a diskless client booting from the net.
> the notebook is connected via a crosslink cable to my server which uses a
> 3com 509 10Mbit ISA card, which is set to half duplex.
> i'm using linux kernel v2.2.18 with the current eepro100 driver which i
> dewloaded recently from the net (v 1.23 6/5/2002) which recognises the
> eepro100 card in the notebook (because the standard driver from the
> kernel didn't)
> the driver seems to work but there are a lot of error messages and eth
> restarts and thus it is very slow and uncomfortable. the error messages
> that mess up my screen look like this:
> Command 0080 was not immediately accepted, 10001 ticks (there are usually
> alot of this messages)
> eth0: Transmit timed out: status 0050 0080 at 31500/3150c
>       commands 000c0000 000c0000 000c0000
> eth0: Restarting the chip ...
> it seems that there are far more errors when the power supply cable is
> NOT attached.
> any idea what is wrong? is my 3c509 causing this or do i have to set the
> eepro100 to 10Mbit half duplex somehow? or is the eepro100 chip in the
> Evo N600c not fully compatible with the standard card?
> thanx in advance for your time and for any suggestions
> --
> mfg Roman
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> Roman HOCHLEITNER              roman@mars.tuwien.ac.at
> student at the Vienna University of Technology AUSTRIA
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