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SubjectRe: eepro100 rev 12 problems
On Thu, 17 May 2001 16:59:04 +0100, James Fidell <> wrote:
> I have two eepro100 interfaces in a machine, one rev 8, which works just
> fine, and another rev 12, which appears as a device when the kernel boots
> and can be configured with an IP address etc., but I can't get any data
> in or out of it. All the other hardware looks like it's working fine and
> all my rev 8 cards work, so I'm led to ask, are there any known problems
> with eepro100 rev 12 cards under 2.2.18?

Is this a real card, or is it built-in on the motherboard?

I don't think eepro100 has got much testing with rev > 9, though it should
have worked. All eepro100 chips are supposed to be backwards compatible with
the 82557, but maybe our driver initializes some registers in a way that
upsets newer chips. Not having docs for the newer chips doesn't help, either...

Intel's own e100 driver probably works, their code does things differently if
rev >= 12 (what they call the D102 revision). Give it a spin, I guess.


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