[realtek] via-rhine kills rtl8139

Donald Becker becker@scyld.com
Thu, 16 Nov 2000 15:28:16 -0500 (EST)

On Sun, 12 Nov 2000, Jens Kriebitzsch wrote:

> I am happily using a SN5100TX PCI Fast Ethernet Card on PCI slot 2, with IRQ 
> 10 with a via-rhine driver.
> I am also happily using a Realtek 8139 based Ethernet Card on PCI slot 1, 
> with IRQ 10 as well.
> Everything works nicely as long as I use only one of the two slots.
> BUT: when I use my Realtek card on PCI slot 1, whith IRQ 10, and I plug the 
> via-rhine card into the _disabled_ PCI slot 2, with IRQ 11 assigned to it, 
> the Realtek card will not work any longer (that is I cannot ping my 
> ADSL-"modem" anymore, which I can when the via-rhine card is removed.

They are likely sharing bus-master control lines.
Read your motherboard manual very carefully.

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