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SubjectRe: Intel EEPro 100 with kernel drivers
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>We have almost the same problem, except it totally locks up the
>computer. Light network utilization is ok, but heavy traffic does the
>effect.
>No syslog reports, even keyboards leds won't light up (numlock, etc).
>Rebooting helps for a while. We had to install another network card for
>a workaround. I've tried kernels 2.4.10 and 2.4.12.
>
>The network card is integrated at the motherboard.
>
>dmesg:
>----
>*snip*
>-----
>*snip*
>----
>Oh, eepro100-diag reported 'Sleep mode is enabled', which could do
>something like this -> I disabled it, but no positive effect.
>
>
>Any similar problems?

Sounds like this might be the same problem that we are experiencing
here. The nic does get a high load of traffic immedeately when it has
booted up.

No messages of anything remotely wrong whatsoever, even after
setting the highest debug level in the eepro100 driver.

-=Dead2=-

*my previous message to this list about this issue*

> Tested now with another motherboard with the same results.
> MSI 6321 Pro 1.0
>
> Both these motherboards use VIA dual-cpu chipsets.
> Same results with 2.4.13-Pre6 on both motherboards.
>
> > I have an Asus CUV266-d motherboard, and want to use my Intel NIC's..
> >
> > 2.4.10 & 2.4.12 hangs while "Setting up routing"
> > No error messages appear.
> >
> > 2.4.x(4 maybe?) has both 'e100' drivers and the 'eepro100' drivers.
> > When loading the 'eepro100', it hangs just like with todays kernels.
> > When loading the 'e100', everything works just fine for a short while..
> > 20-40seconds I guess.. Then the computer hangs.
> >
> > When not loading any NIC drivers, everything works just fine.
> >
> > The NIC's i've tried are named "Intel(R) PRO/100+ Dual Port Server
> Adapter"
> > Have also tried a "Intel(R) PRO/100+ Adapter"
> >
> > Any ideas of what to test?
> > I have the latest bios and have tried just about all bios settings.
> > 'noapic' doesn't help.


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