[realtek] Netgear fa311 problem using natsemi driver
Tue, 31 Jul 2001 11:09:09 -0500
I'm using a Netgear FA311 NIC card running redhat 6.2 (kernel
2.2.19-6.2.1). The machine is in switched environment and the switch is
nailed at to 100full duplex.
When I first installed the natsemi.o module everything worked fine.
However, after I reboot the machine, the card no longer receives packets.
The card will transmit, but won't receive. It randomly works, so I have no
idea what I did that made it work one time, and why it fails another. It
works when the card is set to auto-negotiation and when I set the card to
100full duplex (using the mii-diag -F 100baseTx-FD <interface> command)
I found a post on your site (Jan 2001- Ping doesn't respond anymore after
5 good test) that stated he put the debug level to 7 and everything worked
ok. I did the same thing, and sure enough it worked, but only one time. I
rebooted the machine and once again, it fails to receive packets.
Here is a portion of the debug statments
eth1: Interrupt, status 02c0.
eth1: Interrupt, status 0000.
eth1: exiting interrupt, status=0x0000.
eth1: Interrupt, status 0008.
eth1: Interrupt, status 0006.
In netdev_rx() entry 0 status was b18000f8.
netdev_rx() Rx error was b18000f8.
This is repeated throughout the debug messages.
I have no idea how to make the card consistantly work? Can you help me
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