[realtek] Re: problem with dual RTL8139 boards

Donald Becker becker@scyld.com
Wed Jan 2 17:26:01 2002

On Wed, 2 Jan 2002, John A Ogren wrote:

> > This is *not* an optional part of PCI -- PCI interrupts are level
> > based.  Old ISA interrupts were edge triggered, and I've only seen that
> Hmmm, interesting. It's an Award BIOS, and the computer is
> about 3 years old. I don't know how old the motherboard design
> is, though.
> > I thought that you were using two rtl8139 cards?  Both cards will be
> > detected by the driver.
> I started out that way, but switched one to a tulip card along
> the way. Now that I've got the problem figured out and the
> cards working right, I don't see much reason to switch back to
> the dual rtl8139's. Do you?

Not as an end-user.
We always like to identify the source of a problem, not just the actions
that make the problem appear to go away.

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