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Re: dead network-adapter


for those of you who have the same problem(s) with your


I am /we are not alone, it seems to be a known problem ...


On Fri, 2003-10-17 at 18:33, Martin Kieser wrote:
> Hi list,
> i have two harddisks in my pc. My daily-use -system is "Slackware 9.1",
> which is installed on my disk number 2. Now i installed "Severn" on my
> other, the first disk. I have chosen Fedora's "grub" as bootloader, it's
> located on disk one. I have this network-adapter (onboard):
> ===
> Intel Corp. 82801BD PRO/100 VE (LOM)
> ===
> Both systems detect this card, but:
> a) Slackware is using the alternative driver "eepro100" and
> b) Fedora Severn is using Intel's driver "e100" 
> to talk to this card. 
> The problem is: am i booting Fedora, Slackware is no longer recognizing
> my card (or something) after a reboot or a real shutdown /poweroff (i
> waited several minutes (20 or so) before i turned the pc on again!),
> "dhcp timeout" and such can i read during boot then. The card seems to
> be dead. It does not help to boot and wait, wait wait, the card is not
> configurable any longer.
> Am i booting Slackware, Fedora does not find my card any more, same
> symptoms then! Starting service "network" stops the whole bootprocess
> and the card does not come to life anymore.
> I tried to build a custom kernel on both systems (vanilla 2.4.22), i
> tried to use the same driver (e100 /newest e100 from Intel and
> eepro100), it does not make the situation better, it's all the same :(
> What i _can_ do: i can boot the system which was messing up the
> ethernetcard: this system is recognizing the card, even after several
> reboots and shutdowns /poweroffs.
> Do you have any idea what could be "wrong"? If it's a problem whith some
> cardregisters which are not resetted: which is the ultimate command to
> boost the cardregisters on a shutdown /reboot? This is a really annoying
> problem ...
> Greetings from Sweden! 
> Martin

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