[tulip] DFE-570TX & Mandrake

Donald Becker becker@scyld.com
Tue, 25 Sep 2001 23:43:51 -0400 (EDT)

On Tue, 25 Sep 2001, Ian Marsh wrote:

> I've been trying to setup a 4-port DLink DFE-570TX with Mandrake Linux
> 8.0 (that's what I had kicking around).   
> Index #1:  Found a Digital DS21143 Tulip adapter at 0xb000.
> Port selection is MII, half-duplex.
> The RX process state is 'Suspended -- no RX buffers'.
> The TX process state is 'Idle'.
> The transmit threshold is 128.
> Interrupt sources are pending!  CSR5 is f06980c4.

You have an interrupt mapping problem.  This is related to the
motherboard, BIOS, kernel version and if you are using "noapic".

> Also, if I bring up a second eth(x) interface, the whole system stops
> responding. 

Yup, IRQ mapping problem.

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