Problems with fxp0 on T30 with 5.1-RELEASE

Tobias Roth roth at
Thu Jul 17 01:29:23 PDT 2003

> The problem :
> "fxp0: device timeout"
> appears continuously (about every 15 seconds) while interface is UP

this is caused by an irq conflict. the bug was introduced some time between 5.0 and 5.1.
i have no idea how to solve this, maybe someone else can help here. maybe the ibm ps2 tool
offers some help.

it also happens on non-thinkpad systems, as previously discussed (on -mobile or -current, i forgot).
 so the ps2 approach, if it works, will just be a workaround.

another workaround is to free an irq. for me, disabling the pcmcia stuff in the kernel
config helped. others reported that disabling the serial port helped for them.

this has to be fixed before 5.2, imho. it renders a default install on thinkpads useless. note
that this does NOT happen on all thinkpad systems, i didn't figure out what makes up the difference.

hope that helps, t.

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