Need help w/TCP-IP (SLS 1.01)

Need help w/TCP-IP (SLS 1.01)

Post by J Carly » Fri, 18 Jun 1993 07:59:31

        I am running linux on an old compaq 386/20 portable w/ a 4-bit
VGA adapter, a VGA monitor, and a SMC Elite16 Combo (WD 8013) ethernet
card.  I have read the NET-FAQ and fussed w/ the configuration files but
am still not able to connect w/ the network.  I am on a 10Base-T ethernet
network connected to a hub which is connected to a thicknet backbone.  I have
verified the integrity of the cable leading to the 386 w/ a Mac and the status
lights on it also verify its correct connection.  When I attempt to ping any
location, it replies "ping: sendto: network unreachable, ret=-1" (this, by the
way, using numerical addresses; as far as named addresses, those don't work
at all).  At any rate, this whole problem has me stumped, so if anyone has
any suggestions out there, I would appreciate it very much.   You can post to

in advance for any help,

                                        Jay Carlyle


1. : 0.99pl8 (SLS 1.01) TCP/IP fails with "potential" IRQ 9 conflict

Hi everybody,

I wonder if anyone would be able to shed light onto the following problem:

I am trying to set up TCP/IP for Linux 0.99pl8 (SLS Rel. 1.01) on my box, a
Gateway 486/33C.  My card is an (old?!) Western Digital 8003E, configured
to the following values:

                    int         =       5
                    mem         =       D0000
                    mem start   =       D0000
                    mem end     =       D2000

At bootup, Linux detects my card correctly and prints the following message:

        "Detected wd8003-old using IRQ 9 with shared memory d0000-d1fff"
        "wd.c by Donald Becker [etc.]"

Hmmm, IRQ 9?  Now how could that be?  Anyways, I ignored the above and went
about editing the relevant files to set myself up on the network here:
/etc/hosts, /etc/domain,, reboot.

After rebooting, 'hostname' correctly identified my box; also, I was able
to telnet in loopback-mode and actually send mail to myself.  However,
telnet-ing to another system on the network proved futile (I paraphrase):

    "Timeout detected, jiffy failure, potential interrupt conflict IRQ 9"

What might I be doing wrong ? If the above information proves insufficient,
let me know what is needed to better pin-point the problem, and I'll go
about finding it...

Any help is much appreciated.


Linux: Way cool!

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