[realtek] RTL8100B Sinetic

Orlando Andico orly@mozcom.com
Thu Oct 10 23:44:01 2002

On Wed, 9 Oct 2002, Donald Becker wrote:
> > rtl8139.c:v1.20a 7/24/2002 Donald Becker, becker@scyld.com.
> >  http://www.scyld.com/network/rtl8139.html
> > eth1: RealTek RTL8139C Fast Ethernet at 0xc000, IRQ 11, 00:0a:12:01:00:05.
> > eth1: Transmit timeout, status 0d 0004 media 10.
> > eth1: RTL8139 Interrupt line blocked, status 4.
> This is bad.  Your kernel using a bad IRQ mapping for IRQ 11.  Try
> changing the setting of "USB emulation" in the BIOS.

Originally, USB controller enabled, but USB keyboard/mouse disabled. I
disabled the USB controller, still got the "Interrupt line blocked"  
error, but with status 24. I have a weird feeling IRQ 11 is being blocked, 
but I don't know how to change it. I tried recompiling the kernel with 
IO-APIC for uniprocessor (to get more interrupts). Same result.

Orlando Andico <orly@mozcom.com>
Mosaic Communications, Inc.