LNE100TX init failure

Donald Becker becker@cesdis1.gsfc.nasa.gov
Tue Feb 16 17:41:13 1999

On Tue, 16 Feb 1999 root@oth.net wrote:

> Subject: LNE100TX init failure
> 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. 


> /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.

Your BIOS hasn't set the I/O address.  Try mucking around with the settings.

> 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.

Yup, these are all related.  Horrible things will happen.

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