I am using Slackware 3.1 and can't seem to find a driver for the Intel
EtherExpress Pro 10/100 card. I am new to the Linux world and want to
finish getting my system up and running. If anyone can help please e-mail
> I am using Slackware 3.1 and can't seem to find a driver for the Intel
> EtherExpress Pro 10/100 card. I am new to the Linux world and want to
> finish getting my system up and running. If anyone can help please e-mail
Frank Sweetser rasmusin at wpi.edu fsweetser at blee.net | PGP key available
paramount.res.wpi.net RedHat 4.9.1 Linux 2.0.31 i586 | at public servers
"On a normal ascii line, the only safe condition to detect is a 'BREAK'
- everything else having been assigned functions by Gnu EMACS."
(By Tarl Neustaedter)
I have installed Intel EtherExpress Pro 10/100+ Management cards in a
couple of RedHat 6.0 Linux machines. The cards seem to work great using
the eepro100.o module, while Linux is running.
One problem during the setup work seemed to crop up on three different
machine on different days. The machine would be left on over night, and
the next day it would be HUNG, no telnet, no console. The real kicker
is that it seemed to adversely affect every Win95/WinNT/Win98 machine
running that same card on that network segment. These machines would
get intermittent responses from a ping, while on the same segment a
PC with a differnt NIC would get 100% results from a ping to the same
One thing that I noticed while troubleshooting the problem is the
following line in the logs after the module loads. It says "Receiver
lock-up bug exists -- enabling work-around". I am wondering if this
"bug" is cropping back up on these machines when the machine HANGs. Has
anyone else experienced any difficulty with the Intel EtherExpress Pro
Can anyone explain the "bug" and what the work-around is fixing?? I am
trying to nail down what caused those cards to act funny during the same
eth0: Intel EtherExpress Pro 10/100 at 0xe400, 00:90:27:9D:F9:0F, IRQ
Receiver lock-up bug exists -- enabling work-around.
Board assembly 721383-007, Physical connectors present: RJ45
Primary interface chip i82555 PHY #1.
General self-test: passed.
Serial sub-system self-test: passed.
Internal registers self-test: passed.
ROM checksum self-test: passed (0x04f4518b).
Thanks for all your help.