Heylp! Heylp!

Nick Busigin nick@xwing.org
Wed Sep 22 08:56:39 1999

On Wed, 22 Sep 1999 J.L.Gilmour@exeter.ac.uk wrote:

> Perhaps someone can help? We (Exeter University, UK) have recently
> bought 30 PCs with SMC Etherpower II cards. The PCs dual boot NT and
> Linux, NT works fine, but Linux just doesn't want to work ont he
> network. I'm using the EPIC 100 driver - both the one shipped with
> Redhat 6.0 and my own compiled version 1.06 and 1.07. All give the same
> problem - the network card doesn't seem to work. Something is
> transmitted as the activity light on the hub flashes, but sniffers on
> that segment show nothing (valid) being transmitted.  Stranger yet, it
> sometimes works - maybe once in 25 times - the rest of the time it fails
> during boot at "bring up eth0". 
> Can anyone suggest anything? 

This may not be the most informed answer, but here it is...  I have found
that some kernel versions and epic driver versions don't play well
together.  What versions of kernel and epic driver are you running?

I'm running epic100.c:v0.99B 4/7/98 and kernel 2.0.35 (Yes I know that's
old, but it's been working very reliably for me.) 

Perhaps some of those on this list could share what works for them.


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