[tulip] Strange behaviour

Gabriele Alberti gabriele.alberti@email.it
Sat Oct 12 04:36:01 2002

I have an Acer Aspire 1200 notebook with an ADMtek Comet rev 17 (as the tulip driver
detects it) and I have a strange behaviour.
During boot I get some weird warning
Linux Tulip driver version 0.9.15-pre9 (Nov 6, 2001)
PCI: Enabling device 00:11.0 (0012 -> 0013)
PCI: Found IRQ 5 for device 00:11.0
PCI: Sharing IRQ 5 with 00:04.1
PCI: Sharing IRQ 5 with 00:07.5
PCI: Sharing IRQ 5 with 00:0d.0
IRQ routing conflict for 00:11.0, have irq 11, want irq 5
eth0: ADMtek Comet rev 17 at 0x1c00, 00:90:96:2A:19:FB, IRQ 11.
The network card seems to work properly anyway, but from the ifconfig's output
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:90:96:2A:19:FB  
          inet addr:  Bcast:  Mask:
          RX packets:11296 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:7860 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:15718
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:100 
          RX bytes:16285289 (15.5 MiB)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 b)
          Interrupt:11 Base address:0x1c00 

there are several carrier and errors in transmission. 
I've not been able to understand what those carrier number means (where to get
detailed info about ifconfig's output??) but I guess there is something wrong with it,
so I reported the problem.
My kernel is a vanilla 2.4.18, if other info are needed just ask, I will be glad to 
Any suggestion and comment will be appreciated.

Thanks in advance