I found out the following in answer to my original question:
This card apparently should be installed in A1, B1, or C1 PCI slots (first
three from top (bandit 1)) and not the last three on the PowerMac 9500. I
tried the RealTek 8129/8139 drivers delivered with LinuxPPC 2000, and the
latest driver and latest test driver from
http://www.scyld.com/network/index.html. The latest test driver hung
LinuxPPC when trying to ping another machine. The other drivers would
either not work or work briefly and then get an error.
I then found the 8139too driver and tried the version backported to work
with LinuxPPC 2.2.16. So far (limited use) I have had no problems with this
Thanks to those that replied.
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> Date: Tue, 19 Sep 2000 13:23:16 -0500
> Subject: SMC 10/100 PCI Ethernet Card Help
> Running PowerMac 9500 with 604e processor upgrade. Have LinuxPPC 2.2.16.
> Installed an SMC 10/100 PCI Ethernet Card (SMC 1211 series) for additional
> bandwidth and determined from SMC web site that the RealTek 8129/8139 driver
> is supposed to work with this card. I compiled the driver delivered with
> LinuxPPC 2000 release as a module but it didn't appear to work. Downloaded
> the latest version of this driver from developer's site and compiled it as a
> module but it appeared to only partially work. According to debug logs the
> driver was getting overruns and framing errors.
> Has anyone gotten this card to work? If so with what driver? Can anyone
> recommend a good 10/100 PCI Ethernet card for a PowerMac 9500 that will work
> properly with LinuxPPC? If so, could you please give me the details.