Problem with 3C905B-TX 10/100 adapter

Uwe Hahn
Mon Jul 26 13:40:02 1999

On Sun, 25 Jul 1999, Rich Schaaf wrote:

> Because the router and the Linux box are the only two hosts on the
> segment, and because the Linux box uses the network infrequently, there
> are long periods of network inactivity on the segment.  After about 20
> minutes of network inactivity, the link light goes out on the port of
> the hub that is connected to the NIC card of the Linux PC.

Check if you are using the autoload feature of the kernel modules.  I
once had the notion that this may be a problem.  E.g. I did not
succeed in loading my 509 card before I did an insmod.  But once the
NIC is loaded, configured, and ifconfig'ed, it should stay put.  So
you still may have another problem. If calling lsmod tells you
"autoclean" then try loading the module before calling the network


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