YDL-BIOS not enabling ne2k clone ethernet card

YDL-BIOS not enabling ne2k clone ethernet card

Post by Penguin12 » Thu, 12 Jul 2001 11:24:44

I have done a lot of research on this ethernet question. my card is a
MacAlly card with a RealTek 8029 chip -- a NE2000 clone, as I discovered
from D. Becker's ethernet driver site. I have used modprobe to load the
ne2k-pci module, using the i/o and irq settings I found in the /proc/pci
file. In fact, I have done this many times, and each time the eth0
interface fails to initialize at boot. The last time I tried this, the
dmesg file had the following text at the very end:

cat uses obsolete /proc/pci interface
ne2k-pci.c: v.1.02 for Linux 2.2, 10/19/2000, D. Becker/P. Gortmaker,

The PCI BIOS has not enabled this NE2K clone! Updating PCI command
ne2k-pci.c: PCI NE2000 clone 'Realtek RTL-8029 at I/O 0x400, IRQ23.
eth0: Realtek RTL-8029 found at 0x400, IRQ23, 00:00:1C:10:67:C4.\


Could someone help me interpret what this means? If the card needs to be
enabled, how do I do that?

(The last time I checked  lsmod, the ne2k-pci module was not loaded. I
suppose this is because the card was not enabled at startup.)

Is there something else I need to do or check?

Thank you.

P.S. my computer specs are:
Model name: UMAX SuperMac C500
Processor info: PowerPC 603ev
Machine speed: 240 MHz
Built-in memory: 112 MB
Ethernet: 2 10BaseT PCI Ethernet Adapters

--Adrian Membrez


1. ne-2k/8029 clone ethernet card not recognize by kernel

Hi !

I'm trying to use my ne2k clone on my power macintosh 4400/160 under
linuxppc R5.

I get the last version of the driver on the web site

First of all, I think there is a little error in this code : at line
350, the function has an extra parameter board_idx.

static struct device *ne2k_pci_probe1(struct device *dev, int ioaddr,
int irq,
           int chip_idx, int board_idx)

So I deleted it.After that, I rebuilded the kernel 2.2.6. I get some
warnings at the compilation of the driver.

But during the boot I get that :

The PCI BIOS has not enabled this NE2k clone ! Updating PCI command

PCI NE2000 clone 'RealTek RTL-8029' at I/O 0x400 IRQ 15
eth0 : Realtek RTL-8029 found at 0x400 IRQ 15, 00:A0:4B:07:DB:AD
Machine check in Kernel mode
Caused by (from msr) regs c02d9d20
unknown values in msr
NIP : C01CDA44 XER 20000000 LR C01CD860 Regs C02D9D20 Trap 0200
MSR 00009030 EE1PR0FP0 ME 1 IR/DR 11
Task c02d800 [1] 'swiper' mm->pgd
c019e000 Last syscall 120
last math 00000000

GPR00 : ...
GPR08 : ...
GPR16 : ...
GPR24 : ...

Call Backtrace ...
Instuction dump ...

Kernel Panic

Is my card not yet recognized by the driver ? I heard about
little-endian architecture for macintosh. Is this still a problem for
the driver ?

Thanks for your help !

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