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SubjectRe: DFE-530TX with no mac address
>I have a D-Link DFE-530TX Rev A, PCI ethernet card, but it refuses
>to work.
>
>I have looked at http://www.scyld.com/network/index.html#pci
>which sugests using the via-rhine driver.
>
>I did this and compiled it into the kernel. It detects it at boot (via-
>rhine v1.08-LK1.1.6 8/9/2000 Donald Becker) but says the
>hardware address (mac address?) is 00-00-00-00-00-00.

I have an identical card, which usually works - except when I've rebooted
from Windows, when it shows the above symptoms. After using Windows, I
have to power the machine off, including turning off the "standby power"
switch on the PSU, then turn it back on and boot straight into Linux. Very
occasionally it also loses "identity" and requires a similar reset, even
when running Linux.

I'm using kernel 2.4.1 on that machine too, which is a Duron 700MHz on an
Abit KT7 (KT133 chipset).

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