GNIC-II Errors

Michael Sloan
Wed Aug 11 14:18:43 1999

I have several Packet Engines GNIC-II cards, and have, with help from
this list, compiled a module for the card from the 0.14 source code. The
compile went fine, without warnings or errors.

The compile command used by the Makefile is:

gcc -DMODULE -D__KERNEL__ -Wall _Wstrict-prototypes
-I/usr/src/linux/net/inet -O6 -o hamachi.o -c hamachi.c

The system in question is Slackware linux, kernel 2.2.6, running on an
Intel Dual PIII-450, 512MB RAM, 22GB UDMA IDE HD. The system also has a
built-in Intel EtherExpress Pro 100 NIC which works perfectly without
errors. Another symptom of my problem with the GNIC-II driver is that
Appletalk cannot get a list of Appletalk zones with the GNIC-II, but can
with the EEP 100.

The card works, and sees the network, but generates a surprisingly large
number of errors. As far as I can tell, any other systems connected with
the cable/connection have no problems, so it appears to be the driver or
interaction of the driver with the rest of the system. Here is the
output from ifconfig -a:

dummy     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:00:00:00:00:00  
          BROADCAST NOARP  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0

eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:E0:B1:04:1E:B2  
          inet addr:  Bcast: 
          EtherTalk Phase 2 addr:65280/201
          RX packets:111 errors:369 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:375
          TX packets:61 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback  
          inet addr:  Mask:
          EtherTalk Phase 2 addr:0/0
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:3924  Metric:1
          RX packets:26 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:26 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0

Any suggestions or help would be greatly appreciated.

Michael Sloan
The Printing House, Ltd.
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