[vortex-bug] Problem with 3c905c tornado

Bogdan Costescu bogdan.costescu@iwr.uni-heidelberg.de
Thu, 19 Apr 2001 19:29:06 +0200 (CEST)

On Thu, 19 Apr 2001, kunal uskaikar wrote:

> I have a 3Com 3c905c Tornado network card.
> I am unable to find a driver for that.

Support for the Tornado cards exists in the 3c59x driver for over a year.

> My problem is that I am not able to ping to the
> network.

If your 905C card is manufactured recently, chances are that is in fact a
905CX (notice "X" after "C"); the older drivers would not operate
correctly on these cards, receiving packets not being possible - so
ping-ing would not get any response from the network. The newer drivers
(in 2.2.19 and 2.4.3) have some fixes.

> It gives me an error that there are unresolved symbols
> in my 3c90x.o when i try using a depmod.
> Also when i do a insmod i get the error that the
> version of kernel for which my driver is compiled is
> 2.2.15 while my kernel is 2.2.17 onwhich I have
> compiled the driver.I am using a debian flavour of
> Linux.

How did you get the 3c90x driver with Debian ? I was not aware that they
include it in the standard kernel... If you downloaded it from 3Com's
site (and still want to use it, in spite of newer 3c59x also working), you
should recompile it, not use the pre-compiled modules that 3Com offers.

> If I use a ifconfig it shows RX packets=0 while TX has
> some finite +ve value.

That supports my ideea of a 905CX card...

> Basic mode control register 0x0000:Auto-negotiation
> Disabled.
> Your Link partner is generating 10BaseT link beat (no
> autonegation)

... and this too.

> also i tried one more thing.
> I changed the IP of my Linux machine to that of my
> windows machine.
> It immediately showed a clash on my windows machine.

This is not an IP-related problem, so don't do this again!


Bogdan Costescu

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