Problem with Epia 800 and Freebsd 5.3
cswiger at mac.com
Fri Aug 26 19:34:40 GMT 2005
Lord Raiden wrote:
> Just installed 5.3 onto an Epia 800 just a few weeks back and aside from
> the controlers being bloody picky as hell (got that fixed by using
> special cables), the stupid lan card is now giving me fits just a day
> after I put it into active service. Here's the error I'm getting in my
> logs repeatedly.
> > vr0: rx packet lost
> > vr0: watchdog timeout
Yeah, I've seen that network flakyness with vr0 on my EPIA M8000 (or whatever
the model number is).
Using a really good cable and a switch port seems to help, and the VIA Rhine
NIC seems OK for low traffic, but I'm still using a 300MHz old P2 Dell box with
an fxp0 rather than my EPIA as a local proxy server as I had wanted to do.
PS: I'm giving some thought to getting a Mac Mini instead. The EPIA case I've
got is reasonably small, 11" x ~24" x 4", but a Mini is 6.5" x 6.5" x 2"...!
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