Re: PowerBook 1400c Ethernet Adapter Trouble

Subject: Re: PowerBook 1400c Ethernet Adapter Trouble
From: Ed Jaeger (
Date: Thu Oct 07 1999 - 11:21:03 MDT

I just got my 21143 PCI card working with the latest (0.91) tulip driver
(vs. 0.89 in CS1.1) - give it a shot...

Dennis Murphy wrote:
> Not to write a "ME TOO!" message, but I have the exact same problem with
> my PowerBook 1400c. It detects the internal 10mbit adapter, but it never
> sends a thing. The RX packets are 0, with lots of dropped packets and
> also lots of collisions... Not fun :-(
> Any ideas, anyone?
> Also -- the first time I fire up X, the entire root window, mouse cursor
> included -- is blue. Everything is shaded blue. If I ctrl-alt-backspace
> X, and restart it, everything's fine. Odd. :-)
> ---
> Dennis Murphy
> On Wed, 6 Oct 1999, Scott Wood wrote:
> > I have the same problem on my B&W G3 with a NetGear FA-310TX (Digital 21141
> > chipset) using either the tulip driver compiled-in or the module and Linux
> > 2.2.6. I also noticed that the interrupt count for the eth1 interface in
> > /proc/interrupts is always 0. The built-in BMAC ethernet works, but I need
> > to use my box as a router.
> > The link light and 100Mbit light is on, but I cannot send or recieve
> > anything (ping, tcpdump.. nothing). Could this an Open Firmware thing,
> > since Linux complains about the PCI BIOS not having enabled the card? Just
> > a thought...

Ed Jaeger, CFO, Bohlender Graebener Corporation
"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. 
Small people always do that, but the really great make you 
feel that you, too, can become great."

-- Mark Twain

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