I kept getting similar messages on with a 3C507 fitted in a 386SX.
(2.0.30 at first then 2.0.35)
The problem was fixed by using the 3C507.EXE program which can
be downloaded as part of the Etherdisk 3C507 drivers disk.
I booted into DOS, and used 3C507.EXE to set the card into Turbo Mode
Linux was fixed, the Windows for Workgroups installation didn't
complain (despite reading on the Microsoft site that turbo mode
doesn't work 100pc).
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> Hello world,
> I am using a 3C507 (3Com Etherlink16). And very often (esp during large
> transfer) I will see the following error message on my Linux box
> eth0: Rx unit stopped, status 5220, restarting.
> What is this mean? I have see this error message since I first using
> Linux Kernel 1.2.0 and even up to 2.0.36 I still see this error... I run
> the 3Com diag program on the card and all test passed.. and I wonder if
> there is a 'bug' in the 3c507 driver code...
> Any ideas, comments?