3C905 Woes

3C905 Woes

Post by J. Paul Re » Mon, 01 Dec 1997 04:00:00



Hey All!

I just bought a new Micron PII 233 with all the fixings, including a 3Com
3c905 card.

Everything works fine, EXCEPT for the Ethernet card; I've tried compiling
2.0.30 with the newest version of Donald Becker's 3c59x.c code, and it
STILL doesn't work; it recognizes the card with ifconfic, but gives a
hardware address of FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF. I also get this on boot up:

Warning: Unknown PCI device (8086:7180)  Please read include/linux/pci.h
Warning: Unknown PCI device (8086:7181)  Please read include/linux/pci.h
Warning: Unknown PCI device (12d2:18)  Please read include/linux/pci.h
Warning: Unknown PCI device (8086:7110)  Please read include/linux/pci.h
Warning: Unknown PCI device (8086:7111)  Please read include/linux/pci.h
Warning: Unknown PCI device (8086:7112)  Please read include/linux/pci.h
Warning: Unknown PCI device (8086:7113)  Please read include/linux/pci.h
Warning: Unknown PCI device (10b7:9050)  Please read include/linux/pci.h

Anyway, if anyone in a similar situation fixed the problem, I would really
appreciate if you could tell me what you did! :)

Later,
Paul
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3C905 Woes

Post by Eric Clar » Mon, 01 Dec 1997 04:00:00


try moving it to another pci slot, sometimes that works when I've had
problems with PCI ethernet cards


>Hey All!

>I just bought a new Micron PII 233 with all the fixings, including a 3Com
>3c905 card.

>Everything works fine, EXCEPT for the Ethernet card; I've tried compiling
>2.0.30 with the newest version of Donald Becker's 3c59x.c code, and it
>STILL doesn't work; it recognizes the card with ifconfic, but gives a
>hardware address of FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF. I also get this on boot up:

>Warning: Unknown PCI device (8086:7180)  Please read include/linux/pci.h
>Warning: Unknown PCI device (8086:7181)  Please read include/linux/pci.h
>Warning: Unknown PCI device (12d2:18)  Please read include/linux/pci.h
>Warning: Unknown PCI device (8086:7110)  Please read include/linux/pci.h
>Warning: Unknown PCI device (8086:7111)  Please read include/linux/pci.h
>Warning: Unknown PCI device (8086:7112)  Please read include/linux/pci.h
>Warning: Unknown PCI device (8086:7113)  Please read include/linux/pci.h
>Warning: Unknown PCI device (10b7:9050)  Please read include/linux/pci.h

>Anyway, if anyone in a similar situation fixed the problem, I would really
>appreciate if you could tell me what you did! :)

>Later,
>Paul
>   -------------------------------------------------------------------

>   Yes, you're in deep d'oh now!       --C. Montgomery Burns to Homer,
>           Scenes from the Class Struggle in Springfield, The Simpsons
>   Geek Code and various other frivolities at www.psd.k12.co.us/~preed


 
 
 

3C905 Woes

Post by Peter Burges » Tue, 02 Dec 1997 04:00:00



> Hey All!

> I just bought a new Micron PII 233 with all the fixings, including a 3Com
> 3c905 card.

I have installed a couple of machines with this card with no probs using
RH4.2 out-of-the-box.  However, none of these machines had CD-ROMS, so I
installed them using the "Install from remote (NFS)" option, perhaps
this forced the floppy drivers to probe the hardware extra-hard as I
have had no probs with these machines (except that they are Compaq
DP4000 that SUCK)

Peter

Quote:

> Everything works fine, EXCEPT for the Ethernet card; I've tried compiling
> 2.0.30 with the newest version of Donald Becker's 3c59x.c code, and it
> STILL doesn't work; it recognizes the card with ifconfic, but gives a
> hardware address of FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF. I also get this on boot up:

 
 
 

3C905 Woes

Post by J. Paul Re » Wed, 03 Dec 1997 04:00:00



: I just bought a new Micron PII 233 with all the fixings, including a 3Com
: 3c905 card.
:
: Everything works fine, EXCEPT for the Ethernet card; I've tried compiling
: 2.0.30 with the newest version of Donald Becker's 3c59x.c code, and it
: STILL doesn't work; it recognizes the card with ifconfic, but gives a
: hardware address of FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF. I also get this on boot up:

If anyone's curious how I solved the problem, I turned of the Plug & Play
OS option in the BIOS; I thought I did that originally, but it must have
not saved or something because I checked it again today and it was still
on. But I made sure it was off, and sure enough the "real" hardware
address popped up and ifconfig configured it correctly.

Hope that helps someone else!

Later,
Paul
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   Yes, you're in deep d'oh now!       --C. Montgomery Burns to Homer,
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3C905 Woes

Post by Maciej Zwierzyck » Thu, 04 Dec 1997 04:00:00


Quote:> I just bought a new Micron PII 233 with all the fixings, including a 3Com
> 3c905 card.

Do you mean 3c509? If so 3c59x is just not appropriate. Use 3c509. :)
MZ
 
 
 

3C905 Woes

Post by Mathias Karlsso » Sat, 06 Dec 1997 04:00:00



> Hey All!

> I just bought a new Micron PII 233 with all the fixings, including a 3Com
> 3c905 card.

> Everything works fine, EXCEPT for the Ethernet card; I've tried compiling
> 2.0.30 with the newest version of Donald Becker's 3c59x.c code, and it
> STILL doesn't work; it recognizes the card with ifconfic, but gives a

I had the same problem in 2.0.29 and someone told me to upgrade to
2.0.32. wich has the vortex/boomerang driver. Now it works, took me
about 25 min. and spared me a couple of grey ones :)

/Mathias

 
 
 

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