I have an Armada 7330T and a docking stating that includes a Netflex
ethernet controller. I have downloaded the driver (tlan.43) from the
caldera website and installed it both in the kernel and as a module. It
seems that the first time the driver finds the ethernet controller it
doesn not completely initialize it or something like that. Here is what
happens. With the driver installed as a module, if I do a insmod tlan,
the module is loaded and there is a message in the log file saying something
about maybe needing to set busmastering in cmos (if this is an option
available to me in my bios, I can't see how to set it). If i then try to
configure the network (e.g. turn it on using the usernet control panel
in RH 5.0), I get a message saying initilization delayed and the inferface
does not come up. So, I then do a rmmod to unload the module and an insmod tlan
to load it again. If i look at /var/log/messages, I get a different
message from the driver reporting the interrupt number. I am then able
to bring the interface up using usernet and everything works fine.
I have also tried installing the driver in the kernel. When the system boots
I get the same message in /var/log/messages that I get when I load the
module the first time, and I see not report of the interrupt number.
However, If i then load the tlan module, it reports the interrupt in the
log file and networking will work o.k. Any suggestions? Thanks.
Eric C. Frey
Department of Biomedical Engineering and Department of Radiology
The University of North Carolina