LNE100TX init failure

root@oth.net root@oth.net
Tue Feb 16 07:39:08 1999

With tulip.c:v0.90 10/20/98, a very stable 2.0.36 kernel, and a BIOSTAR
8500tac rev.3 motherboard:

# modprobe eth0
kernel: Found Lite-On 82c168 PNIC at PCI I/O address 0x0. 
Initialization of tulip failed

/proc/pci includes:

  Bus  0, device   9, function  0:
    Ethernet controller: Lite-on LNE100TX (rev 32).
      Medium devsel.  Fast back-to-back capable.  Master Capable.  No bursts.
      I/O at 0x0.

This other problem may be a symptom of the same cause:

ide: i82371 PIIX (Triton) on PCI bus 0 function 57
ide: BM-DMA base register is invalid (0x0000, PnP BIOS problem)
ide: setting BM-DMA base register to 0xe800
ide: BM-DMA base register is invalid (0x0000, PnP BIOS problem)

Another related problem may be that if a PCI SCSI card, know to work, is
installed, the machine will crash within 10-60 seconds after power up, not
always at the same point in the boot sequence.  The PCI SVGA card works
fine though.

Any suggestions as how to remedy this problem with the NIC, or the
possilbly related problems are very welcome.  Thanks.