thomas> ----- Original Message -----
thomas> From: "J.A. Magallon" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
thomas> | So, 3 options:
thomas> | - the 905C goes to trashcan
thomas> | - the driver fails to initialize something (I dont trust this...)
thomas> | - winblows messed the card eeprom...any way to tidy it up again ?
thomas> | Thanks everybody...
thomas> | --
thomas> | J.A. Magallon <email@example.com> \ Software is
thomas> like sex:
thomas> | werewolf.able.es \ It's better when
thomas> it's free
thomas> | Mandrake Linux release 9.1 (Bamboo) for i586
thomas> | Linux 2.4.21-pre6-jam1 (gcc 3.2.2 (Mandrake Linux 9.1 3.2.2-3mdk))
thomas> Since you have MDK 9.1, could you try the 3rdparty/3c90x module from
thomas> mdk kernel-source and see if it works...
thomas> It is 3Com's own driver... that is supposed to work with that card...
thomas> If it won't work, maybe it's the card that is broken... messed up...
thomas> If it works, the bug is in the 3c59x module...
In my experience, that bug is related with acpi. In a kernel compiled
without acpi, the card works perfectly, in a kernel compiled with acpi
it depend on the phase of the moon and similar things :(
The driver for some reason sets too much 1. I have one of my machines
conected using dhcp, and it almost never got the right address the
first boot (a reset _usually_ fix the problem, not always). Some
times, only some bits are set in the mac address, I think that a
couple of times, I have got a MAC with all FF in the address.
Worse still is the fact, that sometimes it is not the MAC address what
is afected, it is also the vendor ip/product id, that makes that the
driver is not recognized by the driver module.
I have tried both, the standard driver and the 3com "official" driver,
both have that problem. I already informend Andrew Grover about the
problem, but he is not sure what is happening.
Later, Juan "wondering what sane network card's are still on the market".
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