[LRP] Dec Tulip based NICs
Mon Jul 26 14:18:11 1999
Hmmm.... . Do you have a fixed environment that you're running them in?
i.e. are you forced to specify options when loading the module?
We never know what environmental specifics our systems are being placed
into; therefore, we need proper auto-sensing of the Ethernet environment.
----- Original Message -----
From: Christopher E. Brown <email@example.com>
To: Kevin Traas <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cc: Tom Zacharoff <email@example.com>; Linux Tulip
Sent: Monday, July 26, 1999 11:04 AM
Subject: Re: [LRP] Dec Tulip based NICs
> On Mon, 26 Jul 1999, Kevin Traas wrote:
> > > > I've got a box full of Kingston cards based on 21143's sitting on
> > shelf
> > > > collecting dust now.... Waiting for a tulip driver that works with
> > or
> > > > something....
> > >
> > > Switch to the .91 or later driver, and they work find, it is
> > > the .89H driver they fail with.
> > I left the .89 series drivers behind long ago while in search of
> > that worked.... We'd tried all the 0.90zzzzzzzzzz series versions and
> > 0.91. All to no avail. None of them have worked any better...
> > However, I haven't tried the very latest updates to 0.91. I've been
> > frustrated to wok on this any further.
> Then there is somthing else very wrong. When we started
> receiving the new KN100TX units with the 21143-PD I found that the .89
> driver does not work. A simple upgrade to v0.91 fixed everything. I
> now have over 30 of the new cards in production, with a range of
> motherboards and BIOS, 2.0.x, 2.1.x and 2.2.x every one fails with
> v0.89, and works fine with v0.91.
> First Law of System Requirements:
> "Anything is possible if you don't know what you're talking about..."