GNIC II is not working
Mon Mar 1 10:49:57 1999
On Mon, 1 Mar 1999, Karsten Heinze wrote:
> thanks to all who pointed me to the right driver.
> I compiled the hamachi 0.07 (hope it is the latest driver version).
> insmod works :
> Mar 1 11:33:33 fily kernel: Found Hamachi GNIC-II at PCI address 0x00000000
> de800004, IRQ 11.
> Mar 1 11:33:33 fily kernel: hamachi.c:v0.07 8/17/98 Written by Donald
> Mar 1 11:33:33 fily kernel:
> Mar 1 11:33:33 fily kernel: eth1: Hamachi GNIC-II type 10911 at 0x8039000,
> 00:e0:b1:04:17:0e, IRQ 11.
> Mar 1 11:33:33 fily kernel: eth1: 64-bit 33 Mhz PCI bus (59), Virtual
> Jumpers 20, LPA 0000.
> Mar 1 11:33:33 fily kernel: PCI latency timer (CFLT) is unreasonably low
> at 32. Setting to 64 clocks.
> A ifup eth1 crashs the machine.
> It's a Asus P2BLS mainboard, there are no 64-bit PCI slots.
> How can i tell the driver/card that it uses a 32-bit 33 Mhz PCI bus slot ?
This is a longshot, but...
I've had this experience with a Riva (NVidia) chipset-based video card and an
ethernet card both using the same IRQ. With X running, an ifup caused an
immediate system crash. As far as I know, the video card and XFree driver
didn't need to use the IRQ, and /proc/interrupts showed that it was not
registered. However, with X not running, 'ifup' did not crash the machine,
and I could get networking working.
To check on this, 'cat /proc/pci' and check whether you've got two cards
listing IRQ 11 as a resource (my AGP Riva card also uses IRQ 11). If so,
you'll have to move the GNIC II board to other PCI slots and/or play the
usual games to try to get it assigned a different IRQ. Or not run X at
the same time. I vaguely recall that there was discussion on USENET of
an error in the SVGA server related to this interrupt.
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