Dual NIC Problem

Dual NIC Problem

Post by Greg Ercolan » Thu, 01 Mar 2001 13:59:03

> [..]
> The cards are NE2000 clones.

        Check to make sure the 'clones' are supported by the ne.c driver,
        and if they are, make sure any appropriate #ifdef's are enabled
        when the driver is compiled.

        For instance:


        ..I notice some comments about only supporting *certain* clones,
        and in my ne.c those appear to be #ifdef'ed out:

/* A list of bad clones that we none-the-less recognize. */
static struct { const char *name8, *name16; unsigned char SAprefix[4];}
bad_clone_list[] __initdata = {
    {"DE100", "DE200", {0x00, 0xDE, 0x01,}},
    {"DE120", "DE220", {0x00, 0x80, 0xc8,}},

        So verify your module was compiled with that flag enabled.

Quote:> Hunting around in the various logs it seems that the module for these cards,
> ne.c, only probes one card and never probes the second.  The sad part is
> that individually, these cards both work.

        Hmm, if one works, seems odd the other doesn't.
        But it might be related to the above.

        Maybe try bringing the devices up individually (instead of with modules.conf)

                insmod ne
                ifconfig eth0 up
                ifconfig eth1 up

        Other commands/arguments might be necessary.

        But do check to make sure your clones are supported by the driver, though.


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Greg Ercolano                    UNIX NightOwl / Systems Programmer & Admin



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