Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 48602
3c509 TX timeouts
Last modified: 2008-08-01 12:22:51 EDT
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Description of problem:
3c509 - Have just upgraded to 7.1 from 6.2 - I have installed and
configured the Etherlink III card and the interface comes up but cannot
ping anthing - I get "network unreachable".
Now, I am running Samba and when the PC first booted it registed itself
and I could see it in network neighborhood from my Windows 95 PC on the
same subnet but then Linux drops off the network and I cannot ping or
The same PC can ping using Win Me and was working OK under redHat 6.2
I have set the firewall to no security.
I also get messages about TX timeout FIFO 2040 - Can anyone help ??
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot PC
2. Try to ping anything
Actual Results: "network unreachable" message
Expected Results: response from other host
Could you offer a little more info?
Output of the following commands would be very useful after startup of the machine:
cat /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 (assuming the card is eth0)
Read ya, Phil
smells of a driver issue, or local configuration; changing component.
Can't help with any more info as I persisted for a few days then swapped the
card out with a DEC DE450 and it works no problem using exact same
I'm surprised no-one else has reported a similar problem.
I can put the 3Com back in if you're really interested.
I have used the same NIC's in my 3 boxes for about 5 years and they are all
3c509's and have never had a problem before under any O/S, including Redhat 5.2
& 6.2, Caldera Open Linux, Slackware Linux, Windows 3.1, Windows 95/98/Me,
Windows NT/2000, strange no ??
Thanks for the bug report. However, Red Hat no longer maintains this version of
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