5.2.1-RELEASE ethernet troubles
stephenk at stephenk.com
Thu Sep 23 00:37:24 PDT 2004
I'm at wits end here trying to setup a new Athlon64 machine with the
i386 release of 5.2.1-RELEASE. The problem is getting it to like a
network card of some sort; I've tried and failed with 4 so far:
1. Motherboard built-in NVidia gigethernet (Ok, didn't expect that
one to be supported)
2. Cheapo VT6105-based card using vr(4) driver: It's recongnized in
ifconfig but I get the dreaded "watchdog timeout" errors. I can't
seem to disable PnP in the BIOS per archive suggestions. Also
tried swapping slots, but it always shows on the same IRQ. ACPI
on/off doesn't matter.
3. Slightly less cheap LinkSys LNE100TX, using dc0 driver: dmesg
reports "MII without PHY!" error and ifconfig therefore doesn't
4. ANCIENT 10BaseT card using ed0 driver: It's recongnized but
gives "kernel: ed0 device timeout" errors.
(Sorry I can't include any dmesg output; I have no networking on the
machine. However, it's an AMD Athlon 64 3400+ on an MSI K8N Neo
So - do I have amazingly bad luck in choosing ethernet cards, or is
something else going on? The suggestions I've found in the archives
for cards 2 and 3 above didn't work. Any ideas at all about what I
can do to get working? Thanks!
- Steve K.
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