[realtek] Ethernet card config - Bering
Mon Jul 29 12:28:01 2002
On Sat, 27 Jul 2002, David Dannemiller wrote:
> I originally posted this to the leaf-user list, where it was suggested that
> I post here.
> Linux firewall 2.4.18 #4 Sun Jun 9 09:46:15 CEST 2002 i586 unknown
> My 2 ethernet cards are both D-Link DFE-530TX+, which are PCI cards.
> Relevant lines in /etc/modules are:
> # needed by PCI modules
You shouldn't need to list this explicitly. The PCI scanning and power
management support is automatically loaded before the rtl8139.o module.
> # D-Link card
> Shortly after boot, the following message is displayed:
> eth0: Transmit timeout, status 0c 0005 media 00.
There should have been other messages before this.
What is the detection message?
What is the packet count when this happens? ('cat /proc/net/dev/')
What does 'mii-diag' report?
> The D-Link ethernet cards are PnP.
Note that all PCI cards are "PnP".
PCI "PnP" is unrelated to the actions taken with ISA Plug-n-Pray.
> The BIOS defaulted both cards to the same IRQ.
This is not a problem with PCI cards. In ancient times there were a few
broken SCSI drivers, but those have long since been fixed.
> I tried one of the D-Link boards with a Linksys board. In that
> configuration I could force which board was eth0 and eth1 by the order in
> which modules were listed in /etc/modules. I could get either the LAN or
> the WAN to work (meaning successful pings), but not both at the same time.
This points to a routing or firewall problem.
Note that the Linksys card requires a bus-master slot, so if it works
there is not a PCI slot problem.
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