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SubjectRe: anyone got the same problem with DIGITAL 21143 network card ?
On Thu, 22 Nov 2001, Peter Kjellström wrote:

Hi Peter.

> I too have the same problem with atleast 2.4.9 and later (I think
> it broke somewhere around 2.4.4). However, in my case there is a fix (not
> a practical one though). Simply pull the ethernet cable out and plug it
> back in again and it starts working.

I've used 2.4.10-ac12 with a D-Link DFE570TX NIC (quad DECchip 21143
tulip) without any problems. Maybe the tulipdriver in -ac is somewhat

> My card is a dlink 500TX detected (2.4.1) like this:
> Linux Tulip driver version 0.9.13a (January 20, 2001)
> PCI: Found IRQ 5 for device 00:09.0
> eth0: Digital DS21143 Tulip rev 65 at 0xbc00, 00:80:C8:F7:14:BA, IRQ 5.

My cards are also DS21143 Tulip rev 65, they are located behind a DECchip
21152 pci-pci bridge but I don't think it matters.

(it's Intel who produces the chips these days but I don't think they have
changed the design)

I've used the vanilla driver in 2.4.10-ac12 and the tulip-ss010402-poll
and tulip-NAPI-011015 drivers and they all work fine with my NIC.


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