I am using this [obnoxious] card in a linux 2.0.36 system. I am using
the mpx5030 driver obtained from accton. the cards have been working
fine for the last week until today we started encountering some
problems. all the machines using them are intel pII-350's w/ 64 megs of
ram. the driver is compiled as a module. out of no where all network
access is lost and the console starts to display this message
approximately every 10 seconds:
eth0: Tx descriptor 0 is 000805ea.
eth0: Tx descriptor 1 is 000805ea.
eth0: Tx descriptor 2 is 000805ea.
eth0: Tx descriptor 3 is 000805ea.
ifconfig reports the following:
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:00:E8:69:F0:53
inet addr:192.168.0.10 Bcast:192.168.0.255
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:42696 errors:8 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:37258 errors:108 dropped:0 overruns:3 carrier:35
Interrupt:5 Base address:0xe400
the TX packet error count increases each time the errors are reported (I
think). after a reboot the system works fine again. mpx5030.c lists
as the driver homepage but this page doesnt seem to exist anymore. from
flipping through the driver, i believe this is the result of a transmit
timeout but since im not too familiar with hacking network drivers i was
wondering if anyone had encountered this problem and been able to fix it
if anyone knows what happened to this driver and its support, id love to
know...at least so i can start looking for another card if i have to...