I too have the same problem with atleast 2.4.9 and later (I think
it broke somewhere around 2.4.4). However, in my case there is a fix (not
a practical one though). Simply pull the ethernet cable out and plug it
back in again and it starts working.
I see no errors and the cards signal link and 100fdx.
I currently run 2.4.1 which is ok (tulip version 0.9.13a).
My card is a dlink 500TX detected (2.4.1) like this:
Linux Tulip driver version 0.9.13a (January 20, 2001)
PCI: Found IRQ 5 for device 00:09.0
eth0: Digital DS21143 Tulip rev 65 at 0xbc00, 00:80:C8:F7:14:BA, IRQ 5.
some version info (guessing it broke somewhere around 2.4.4)
2.4.1 tulip-0.9.13a OK
2.4.4-ac12 tulip-0.9.14e bad*
2.4.6 tulip-0.9.15-pre6 bad*
* can't reboot the machine in question, but IIRC...
> I tried to compile 2.4.14 and successfully detect the digital 21143
> card, however, i can't ping out
> this is just a curiosity, because it works with my 2.2.17 kernel
> the reason why i didn't move to 2.4.x yet because i got this problem
> 2.4.5 as well and gave it a try again on 2.4.14 kernel
> anyone know what should i check in the system other than blaming on the
> kernel ?
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