SMC Etherpower w/ DEC 21041

SMC Etherpower w/ DEC 21041

Post by Ian Re » Tue, 21 Nov 1995 04:00:00



I've just got a SMC Etherpower which I've been trying to install
without a great deal of luck.  Unfortunately the card has a DEC 21041
at its heart which I've heard from a few people is not as stable as
the DEC 21040.  

I have tried both the tulip.c and de4x5.c drivers.  In both cases I
get the following messages:

firstly during the PCI probe:

        Unknown PCI device.  PCI Vendor id=6.  PCI Device id=14.

and then later during driver initialization:

        SIOCSIFADDR: No such device
        SIOCSIFBRADDR: No such device
        SIOCSIFNETMASK: No such device
        etc

The card when probed under DOS gives the following details:
        type: 8342BT
        slot: 16
        IRQ: 10
        I/O Base: F880

My system is a Dell P133c giving with the following PCI devices:
        PCI devices found :
        Bus  0 Device   0 Function  0.
            Host bridge : Intel 82437FX Triton (rev 2).
        Bus  0 Device   7 Function  0.
            ISA bridge : Intel 82371FB (rev 2).
        Bus  0 Device  14 Function  0.
            VGA display controller : Number Nine Imagine 128 (rev 0). 8259's
        interrupt 11.

If anyone has any clues then I'd be extremely grateful.  If not, I can
always return the card and get a 3c590.

Cheers, Ian
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SMC Etherpower w/ DEC 21041

Post by Greg Sieka » Wed, 22 Nov 1995 04:00:00


I noticed this new chip a few months ago.  I have gotten it to work under
1.3 kernels with the dec4x5 drivers I'm not sure about the 1.2 kernels,
although I'd ould try getting the latest tulip.c v0.10 from Don's
homepage.  I created a page containing everything
that I know at http://studentweb.tulane.edu/~siekas/smc8432.html
I hope it helps.  It seems that the tulip drivers have an incompatibility
in the init_ethernet subrountie.

Greg
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Quote:> >I've just got a SMC Etherpower which I've been trying to install
> >without a great deal of luck.  Unfortunately the card has a DEC 21041
> >at its heart which I've heard from a few people is not as stable as
> >the DEC 21040.  
> >I have tried both the tulip.c and de4x5.c drivers.  In both cases I
> >get the following messages:
> >My system is a Dell P133c giving with the following PCI devices:
> >       PCI devices found :
> >       Bus  0 Device   0 Function  0.
> >           Host bridge : Intel 82437FX Triton (rev 2).
> >       Bus  0 Device   7 Function  0.
> >           ISA bridge : Intel 82371FB (rev 2).
> >       Bus  0 Device  14 Function  0.
> >           VGA display controller : Number Nine Imagine 128 (rev 0). 8259's
> >       interrupt 11.
> >If anyone has any clues then I'd be extremely grateful.  If not, I can
> >always return the card and get a 3c590.


 
 
 

SMC Etherpower w/ DEC 21041

Post by Wilson X. W » Wed, 22 Nov 1995 04:00:00


Yes, I have the same problem exactly as yours not only with linux but
also with NT.

Can someone working with or related to SMC give us some help for
this?

Ian, can you forward any reply you get to me?

Thanks in advance.

Wilson Wen


>I've just got a SMC Etherpower which I've been trying to install
>without a great deal of luck.  Unfortunately the card has a DEC 21041
>at its heart which I've heard from a few people is not as stable as
>the DEC 21040.  
>I have tried both the tulip.c and de4x5.c drivers.  In both cases I
>get the following messages:
>firstly during the PCI probe:
>    Unknown PCI device.  PCI Vendor id=6.  PCI Device id=14.
>and then later during driver initialization:
>    SIOCSIFADDR: No such device
>    SIOCSIFBRADDR: No such device
>    SIOCSIFNETMASK: No such device
>    etc
>The card when probed under DOS gives the following details:
>    type: 8342BT
>    slot: 16
>    IRQ: 10
>    I/O Base: F880
>My system is a Dell P133c giving with the following PCI devices:
>    PCI devices found :
>    Bus  0 Device   0 Function  0.
>        Host bridge : Intel 82437FX Triton (rev 2).
>    Bus  0 Device   7 Function  0.
>        ISA bridge : Intel 82371FB (rev 2).
>    Bus  0 Device  14 Function  0.
>        VGA display controller : Number Nine Imagine 128 (rev 0). 8259's
>    interrupt 11.
>If anyone has any clues then I'd be extremely grateful.  If not, I can
>always return the card and get a 3c590.
>Cheers, Ian
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SMC Etherpower w/ DEC 21041

Post by Greg Sieka » Wed, 22 Nov 1995 04:00:00


oops!

http://studentweb.tulane.edu/~siekas/linux/smc8432.html

 
 
 

SMC Etherpower w/ DEC 21041

Post by Andreas Stuebing » Thu, 23 Nov 1995 04:00:00


Hello,

: I've just got a SMC Etherpower which I've been trying to install
: without a great deal of luck.  Unfortunately the card has a DEC 21041
: at its heart which I've heard from a few people is not as stable as
: the DEC 21040.  

: I have tried both the tulip.c and de4x5.c drivers.  In both cases I
: get the following messages:

: firstly during the PCI probe:

:       Unknown PCI device.  PCI Vendor id=6.  PCI Device id=14.

: and then later during driver initialization:

:       SIOCSIFADDR: No such device
:       SIOCSIFBRADDR: No such device
:       SIOCSIFNETMASK: No such device
:       etc

: The card when probed under DOS gives the following details:
:       type: 8342BT
:       slot: 16
:       IRQ: 10
:       I/O Base: F880

: My system is a Dell P133c giving with the following PCI devices:
:       PCI devices found :
:       Bus  0 Device   0 Function  0.
:           Host bridge : Intel 82437FX Triton (rev 2).
:       Bus  0 Device   7 Function  0.
:           ISA bridge : Intel 82371FB (rev 2).
:       Bus  0 Device  14 Function  0.
:           VGA display controller : Number Nine Imagine 128 (rev 0). 8259's
:       interrupt 11.

I'm not quite sure whether we have really the same SMC Etherpower
cards. Ours is a PCI card with a DEC 21040 chip and can be seen
by cat /proc/pci.

However, to get linux running with this card, I got the newest
driver file from http://cesdis.gsfc.nasa.gov/linux/drivers/tulip.html
(see Ether HowTo) and copied it to linux/drivers/net/tulip.c. This
driver is working with 1.2.13 and 1.3.30. I had no luck with de4x5.c.

Another hint: If you use 10Base2, you have to edit tulip.c

Ciao,
        Andreas
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