[tulip] D-Link DFE-660 freezes System

Michael Tuschik M.Tuschik@gmx.de
Wed Sep 25 09:45:00 2002

i want to use a D-Link DFE-660 cardbus LAN-card in an FSC-Notebook.
Sometimes the system freezes, when i insert the card. If not, it freezes
when i want to initialize it with an IP-address.
I guess it's some sort of resource conflict. But i get no error messages,
no log entries, no response :( The system hangs and i have to turn it off.

This is my system:

Fujitsu Siemens Lifebook X-7530 (P3 500 MHz)
D-Link DFE-660 (connected to a 100mbit SMC switch)
Debian Linux 3.0 with Linux Kernel 2.4.18 and 2.4.19

Please help, i have no clue what to do.

Thanx in advance !!
Michael Tuschik

Output from the driver, when it loads without freeze:

tulip_attach(device 08:00.0)
tulip.c:v0.91g-ppc 7/16/99 becker@scyld.com (modified by
danilo@cs.uni-magdeburg.de for XIRCOM CBE, fixed by Doug Ledford)
eth0: Digital DS21143 Tulip rev 65 at 0x200, 00:E0:98:76:E3:E0, IRQ 9.
eth0:  EEPROM default media type Autosense.
eth0:  Index #0 - Media MII (#11) described by a 21142 MII PHY (3) block.
eth0:  MII transceiver #0 config 3000 status 7809 advertising 01e1.

Output from "tulip-diag":

tulip-diag.c:v2.08 5/15/2001 Donald Becker (becker@scyld.com)
Index #1: Found a Digital DS21143 Tulip adapter at 0x200.
 Port selection is MII, half-duplex.
 Transmit stopped, Receive stopped, half-duplex.
  The Rx process state is 'Stopped'.
  The Tx process state is 'Stopped'.
  The transmit threshold is 128.
  The NWay status register is 000000c6.
  Internal autonegotiation state is 'Autonegotiation disabled'.
 Use '-a' or '-aa' to show device registers,
     '-e' to show EEPROM contents, -ee for parsed contents,
  or '-m' or '-mm' to show MII management registers.

Output from "mii-tool -v":

eth0: negotiated 100baseTx-FD, link ok
  product info: vendor 00:10:18, model 33 rev 2
  basic mode:   autonegotiation enabled
  basic status: autonegotiation complete, link ok
  capabilities: 100baseTx-FD 100baseTx-HD 10baseT-FD 10baseT-HD
  advertising:  100baseTx-FD 100baseTx-HD 10baseT-FD 10baseT-HD
  link partner: 100baseTx-FD 100baseTx-HD 10baseT-FD 10baseT-HD flow-control