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SubjectRe: [eepro100] eepro100 driver (2.4 kernel) fails with S2080 Tomcat i815t motherboard.
On Tue, 18 Sep 2001, Ben Greear wrote:

> I have a Tyan motherboard (S2080 Tomcat i815t) with 2 built-in NICs.
> The manual claims this:
> "One Intel 82559 LAN controller
> One ICH2 LAN controller"
> Seems that the eepro driver tries to bring up both of
> them, and fails to read the eeprom on the second one it
> scans. One visible result is that the MAC is all FF's.

Does the diagnostic program correctly read the EEPROM on both cards?
If so, my driver release should work with the cards.

> eth0: Intel Corporation 82557 [Ethernet Pro 100] (#3), 00:E0:81:03:B9:7B, IRQ 10.
> eth1: Intel Corporation 82557 [Ethernet Pro 100] (#2), 00:90:27:65:39:1B, IRQ 3.
> eth2: Intel Corporation 82557 [Ethernet Pro 100], 00:90:27:65:37:8A, IRQ 9.
> eth3: Invalid EEPROM checksum 0xff00, check settings before activating this device!
> eth3: OEM i82557/i82558 10/100 Ethernet, FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF, IRQ 11.

> [root@lanf2 /root]# eepro100-diag -aaeemmf eth3

The diagnostic does not (and cannot) know which card is "eth3".
(Consider the case where no driver is loaded.)

You must specify the interface to examine with e.g. "-#3"

Donald Becker
Scyld Computing Corporation
410 Severn Ave. Suite 210 Second Generation Beowulf Clusters
Annapolis MD 21403 410-990-9993

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