linux hangs after some ftp traffic

Nick Busigin
Mon Jul 5 17:14:01 1999

On Mon, 5 Jul 1999, maDDog wrote:

> i have the following problem with the SMC 9432 BTX card :
> 1. BNC wont work (even under win98 but thats not important) (even if i
> set options=1)

I couldn't get the 10 MB BNC networking to work either, but didn't really
try too hard as I was more interested in getting the 100 MBit networking
going (which won't work through the BNC connection).  (I just happened to
have some coaxial cable handy and tried to use it while I waited to have
my 100 BaseTX cable made up). 

> the linux server got suse 5.3 installed (kernel 2.0.35) with wuftpd
> do i have do use some tricks with rx_copybreak or others to solve this
> problem ?

Currently, I'm running a Debian Gnu/Linux system with a 2.0.35 kernel and
it's working great.  So I imagine that you should be able to have the same
success.  I'd be more than willing to send you a copy of the epic100.c
driver code via email if you'd like.  I have the epic driver compiled as a
module and have it set to load at boot by having the following one-line
entry in my /etc/modules file: 


Note that I did run into problems getting the driver to work with some
other versions of the Linux kernel.  That's why I'm using the 2.0.35
version rather than a later version.  I'm not sure why it didn't work with
later versions of the kernel (I only tried 2.0.36 and 2.0.37) and I do
believe that others have been successful with later versions.  Someone
care to comment on why this is the case? 

Best regards,

Nick Busigin  ...Sent from my Debian GNU/Linux Machine...

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