[eepro100] fixed again wait_for_cmd timeout in Compaq Presario 2700T with Redhat Linux 8.0
Michael A Chase
Michael A Chase <email@example.com>
Tue Nov 5 12:01:03 2002
On Wed, 30 Oct 2002 08:46:54 -0800 (PST) Michael A Chase <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Since I thought I had fixed the problem in Redhat Linux 7.3, I upgraded to
> 8.0. The upgrade went normally, but I am again getting the wait_for_cmd
> On the first boot after install, I was told that the Firewire/IEEE1394 port
> was recognized as new hardware. I thought it might be causing the renewed
> trouble since it is sharing IRQ 10, but removing the module with rmmod
> doesn't seem to be helping.
There appears to be no connection between this and my problems.
> The timeouts occur occasionally during email downloads and frequently
> during http exchanges. By pinging my local firewall to detect outages and
> bouncing eth0 when they occur, I can keep the link up enough for low data
> rate work, but major data transfers like ftp downloads or up2date runs are
> slowed badly by very frequent eth0 bounces.
> I tried building the newer network drivers from the Scyld site but received
> numerious compile errors. I will be trying again today and will send a
> separate email detailing my results.
The RPM would not build for me. With RedHat 8.0, 'rpm -bb' is no longer
valid, I had to use 'rpmbuild -bb' instead. The compile still failed
Fortunately, several recent messages from Donald Becker mentioned a
different archive to download and instructions for building eepro100.o from
> - trying my driver
> mkdir /tmp/netdrivers/
> cd /tmp/netdrivers/
> ncftp ftp://ftp.scyld.com/pub/network/netdrivers.tgz
> tar xfvz netdrivers.tgz
> make install
On the next boot, I got a complaint that Sleep Mode was enabled that
included a mention that I would need eepro100-diag to disable it.
(Thank you, David)
The compile instructions at the bottom of eepro100-diag.c worked and when I
ran 'eepro100-diag -af' I got a message with more details for disabling
Sleep Mode. They did the trick and I am no longer getting timeouts.
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