SMC EZ Card 10 delaying initialization

SMC EZ Card 10 delaying initialization

Post by Mr Thomas J Baldw » Tue, 13 Oct 1998 04:00:00

ups: comp.os.linux.networking
Distribution: world

Subject: NIC Initialization
Keywords:SMC EZ Card, NIC, Initialization

Having problems getting networking up and running on my RedHat 4.1 machine.
NIC is SMC EZ Card 10 (model SMC1208BTA) using 10BASE2
Card was not found during autoprobe in setup, presumably because its io range is in the wrong place to be found this way.
IO and IRQ as reported by Win95 (which works just fine on the same machine) and the card's own setup utility:
IO 0x6800
IRQ 11
Card is in jumperless mode, "PnP OS" option on motherboard is off.

/proc/pci lists the card at these settings also, but lists it by chipset (Realtek 8029)

/etc/conf.modules reads as follows:
options eth0 io=6800 irq=11
alias eth0 smc-ultra

On boot get error message "delaying initialization" in response to a previous error that the card is not found.
All IP data is configured (addr, netmask, nameserv etc), although I don't see why that would prevent the card starting anyway.
Attempts to reach the outside world (using IP addresses, the nameserver isn't found) report the network is unreachable.

Reading previous posts I formed the impression that people had gotten this NIC working using the SMC Ultra module, provided the card was in jumperless (cf PnP) mode.

Any thoughts gratefully received!


Tom Baldwin

email: t [DOT] baldwin [AT] surrey [DOT] ac [DOT] uk


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