I have got myself two SMC EtherPower IIs, I have one in a Windows machine
and one in a Linux Machine.
I have Downloaded the Driver for linux and the card has been running well,
But since its intoduction to the machine I have found the machine Locked
Solid 4 times, twice in the first hour after I installed the Card. The
machine stayed up for two days and has crashed twice again this evening.
There could be a few Reasons for this.
The machines Powers Supply could be over loaded, The SMC is the machines
third Ether Card, and it has 5 Harddisks. (note it was up for for 40+ days
before I installed the the SMC, and experience no trouble)
The Driver could be causing the Kernel the Fall over and LockUp.
The i486dx2 could be on its last legs.
I have Booted without the driver and left the card in the machine to see if
it falls over again. Im going to test the card and Driver in a Pentium to
see if it is just Time I upgrade the machine.
Any one have any ideas why the machine locks our how I can find out why?
Before the machine locks up and dies the Cards work like a dream...