[tulip] Osicom 123400-21 40port card
Wed Jul 31 11:25:00 2002
> The problem is that the driver uses the missing EEPROM on ports 1-3 to
> trigger a work-around for a common BIOS bug: the BIOS does not correctly
> record which devices are using which IRQs.
Okay... I confess that I'm not sure what that really means, but are you
suggesting that putting the reverse-probe fix in place might do the trick?
I won't wait for an answer, but I will let you know if that doesn't work,
as I'll try it right now, once my partner in crime is finished dicking
> Have you tested all four ports? If they all work, you don't have the
You caught me. I've assigned IP's to each port, but haven't even plugged
them into the switch. My bad *8-)
> That should work.
> Routing is, however, beyond the scope of this list.
Obviously, and I won't be asking any routing questions here -- that, at
least, is something I have a firm grasp of. Just exlaining that using up
four IRQ's instead of just one is counter to my intentions for this card.
Thanks so much for your help, Donald -- it's amazing to think that there
are still people out there claiming that the support for open-source stuff
is lacking; this level of service would easily cost $10,000/yr from Sun or
HP! Canadian dollars, but the bigger numbers look more impressive *8-)
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