[solved] Re: ASUS P4BGL-MX hangs

Dmitry Morozovsky marck at rinet.ru
Tue Jul 29 05:32:52 PDT 2003

Followup to my own problem

On Mon, 28 Jul 2003, Dmitry Morozovsky wrote:

DM> trying to set up new machine based on ASUS P4BGL-MX motherboard, I'd
DM> encountered hangs after detecting pcib1 (ICH2). MB has rl 8100 ethernet chip
DM> onboard.
DM> This is for 4.8-R; however, machine hangs in very similar way also with 4.4-R
DM> and 5.1-R.
DM> Matrix of hangs:
DM> Onboard Ether		External Ether		Result
DM> ------------------------------------------------------
DM> enabled			none			hang
DM> disabled		none			ok
DM> enabled			rl			hang
DM> disabled		rl			hang
DM> enabled			fxp			hang
DM> disabled		fxp			hang
DM> I'd trimmed kernel to the smallest set of devices. Hangs happen even when no
DM> ethernet drivers exist in kernel, neither compiled in nor module-loaded.
DM> In the second case (rather useless, you see) I can log in via comconsole and
DM> get pciconf -vl (also attached)
DM> Any thoughts? Thank you in advance.

Updating BIOS from version 1007 to 1009 resolves hangs; now 4.8 successfully
detects rl0 and (ab)uses it up to 7 Mb/s. It seems old BIOS did not properly
initialize south bridge...

Sorry for the noise ;-)

D.Marck                                     [DM5020, MCK-RIPE, DM3-RIPN]
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