Newbie question: Ethernet card problem

Newbie question: Ethernet card problem

Post by Sherwin Ta » Fri, 01 May 1998 04:00:00



I have a problem with my ethernet card setup.  I just compiled a 2.1.98
kernel, and when the computer boots I get the message "NE*000 ethercard
probe at 0x340: failed to detect IRQ line".  I also have a 2.0.31 kernel
compiled (which I'm using to write this), and the ethernet card works
fine.  I'm using a RedHat 5.0 distribution install.  Is there anything I
can try to make the card work?  Thanks in advance.

 
 
 

Newbie question: Ethernet card problem

Post by j.b. wolsieffe » Tue, 12 May 1998 04:00:00


Is your card set up with its memory at 0x340?  The default IO address for
NEx000 (so far as I've seen, anyway) is at 0x300.  I'd try telling linux to
use 0x300; I'd be willing to bet that fixes it.  Check the ethernet
configuration parameters for your 2.0.31 kernel - if 0x300 (or anything not
0x340) make them match.


> I have a problem with my ethernet card setup.  I just compiled a 2.1.98
> kernel, and when the computer boots I get the message "NE*000 ethercard
> probe at 0x340: failed to detect IRQ line".  I also have a 2.0.31 kernel
> compiled (which I'm using to write this), and the ethernet card works
> fine.  I'm using a RedHat 5.0 distribution install.  Is there anything I
> can try to make the card work?  Thanks in advance.


 
 
 

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