Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 66405
wrong driver for an ethernet card
Last modified: 2008-08-01 12:22:52 EDT
Description of Problem:
A driver which is still broken is picked up for
"Digital Equipment Corporation DECchip 21142/43" tulip card (see #61337)
and not a single etherned packet gets through. 'de4x5' luckily works.
Fixing in the pcitable, but it would be nice if tulip worked, since it claims to
I agree with this sentiment. 'tulip' driver worked for me mostly fine
in times on 2.2 series where 'de4x5' had some troubles. It become very
quirky (*) for original DEC tulips relatively early in 2.4 but started to work
for various PNICs and LightOns which before were really a sore spot.
It appears that version used in 2.5s is an improvement (at least from my
point of view :-) and started to work for me again but my experience with
this version is still limited.
The trouble is really a huge number of variants of tulip cards around and
known problems with negotiations. With my two tulip cards (I used to have
three around, slightly different) I did not manage to transfer a single
ethernet packet using current drivers from 2.4 and I tried the whole array
of tricks. OTOH 'de4x5' from there seems to be solid. Shrug...
(*) "quirky" means that apparently it might work - depending what is on
the other end of a wire.
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