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SubjectRe: Tulip driver bug in 2.4.17 (fwd)
On Thu, 17 Jan 2002, Ben Greear wrote:

> David Lang wrote:
> > On Thu, 17 Jan 2002, Ben Greear wrote:
> >
> >
> >>You're not using a PCI extender/riser card, are you?
> >>
> >
> > Yes, (it's in a 2u rackmount case). it's a low right-angle extender
> You're screwed :)
> It seems to be a hardware/PCI problem. I replaced 4-port NICS (the DFE-570-TX),
> motherboards, cpus, entire chassis...the problem followed the riser cards.

then why does the same card work properly with the old driver? if it's
truely a hardware problem then all versions of the driver should fail. if
it's possible for one version to work around the problem (or avoid
triggering it) then other versions should be able to.

> To debug, take off the face-plates of your NICS and run them in your box
> w/out the riser..or take the MB completely out of the case. I'll bet
> you a dozen realtec nics that that will fix your lockup problem! :)
> While you're doing that...order a $54 riser from Their
> riser fixed the problem for me. If the riser isn't obvious on
> Adex's page, let me know and I'll find the version of the one I got.
> Btw, if you find a butter-fly riser for a 1U chassis that works, let
> me know..cause I see the same problem in my 1U servers...
> Enjoy,
> Ben
> --
> Ben Greear <> <Ben_Greear AT>
> President of Candela Technologies Inc
> ScryMUD:
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