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Forum: 3Com PCMCIA Ethernet Adapter Issues
Re: Question 3CCFE575BT-D and RH 6.1 on Inspiron 3500 (Peter Kimball)
Date: 2000, Apr 21
From: Gregory Ade <gkade@bigbrother.net>

I've got almost exactly the same problem, and haven't yet
figured out what combination of options and such can fix it
yet.  I've tried a few combinations (and tried versions
3.0.12, 3.0.14, 3.1.8 and 3.1.14 of pcmcia-cs).

Here are what I think are the relevant files... If I've 
missed anything, just ask for it.

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/etc/pcmcia/config.opts:

#
# Local PCMCIA Configuration File
#
# System resources available for PCMCIA devices
#
include port 0x100-0x4ff, port 0x1000-0x17ff
include memory 0xc0000-0xfffff
include memory 0xa0000000-0xa0ffffff, memory 0x60000000-0x60ffffff
# Extra port range for IBM Token Ring
include port 0xa00-0xaff
#
# Resources we should not use, even if they appear to be available
# First built-in serial port
exclude irq 4
# Second built-in serial port
exclude irq 3
# First built-in parallel port
exclude irq 7
# built-in sound
exclude irq 5

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Should I remove the line for the Token Ring?  I don't use it,
but could it be interfering with something somehow?

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/etc/sysconfig/pcmcia:

PCMCIA=yes
PCIC=i82365
PCIC_OPTS="pci_int=1 pci_csc=1"
CORE_OPTS=

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Commands used to start up pcmcia, and then test to see
if the problem manifests:

root@gopher(tty1):~ 65 # /etc/rc.d/init.d/pcmcia start
Starting PCMCIA services: modules cardmgr.
root@gopher(tty1):~ 66 # ping -f tigger
PING tigger (172.19.1.22) from 172.19.1.28 : 56(84) bytes of data.
................................................................................
................................................................................
................................................................................
................................................................................
..........................

--- tigger ping statistics ---
16715 packets transmitted, 16369 packets received, 2% packet loss
round-trip min/avg/max = 0.1/0.3/6.9 ms
root@gopher(tty1):~ 67 # 

(The display showed only three dots for almost 45 seconds,
then the dots just started streaming across the screen.
That is usually good evidence that the problem manifested,
and then I got two kernel messages from eth0, at the end of
/var/log/messages)

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/var/log/messages:

Apr 20 21:58:08 gopher kernel: Linux PCMCIA Card Services 3.1.14 
Apr 20 21:58:08 gopher kernel:   kernel build: 2.2.14 #7 Sun Mar 5 17:04:18 PST 2000 
Apr 20 21:58:08 gopher kernel:   options:  [pci] [cardbus] [apm] [pnp] 
Apr 20 21:58:08 gopher kernel: PCI routing table version 1.0 at 0xfdf80 
Apr 20 21:58:08 gopher kernel: PnP: PNP BIOS installation structure at 0xc00f6780 
Apr 20 21:58:08 gopher kernel: PnP: PNP BIOS version 1.0, entry at f0000:b31a, dseg at 400 
Apr 20 21:58:08 gopher kernel: Intel PCIC probe:  
Apr 20 21:58:08 gopher kernel:   TI 1220 rev 02 PCI-to-CardBus at slot 00:04, mem 0x68000000 
Apr 20 21:58:08 gopher kernel:     host opts [0]: [ring] [serial pci & irq] [pci irq 10] [lat 64/176] [bus 32/34] 
Apr 20 21:58:08 gopher kernel:     host opts [1]: [ring] [serial pci & irq] [pci irq 10] [lat 64/176] [bus 35/37] 
Apr 20 21:58:08 gopher kernel:     ISA irqs (scanned) = 3,4,7,9 PCI status changes 
Apr 20 21:58:08 gopher cardmgr[1629]: starting, version is 3.1.14
Apr 20 21:58:08 gopher cardmgr[1629]: watching 2 sockets
Apr 20 21:58:08 gopher kernel: cs: IO port probe 0x1000-0x17ff: clean. 
Apr 20 21:58:08 gopher kernel: cs: IO port probe 0x0100-0x04ff: excluding 0x378-0x37f 
Apr 20 21:58:08 gopher kernel: cs: IO port probe 0x0a00-0x0aff: clean. 
Apr 20 21:58:08 gopher kernel: cs: cb_alloc(bus 35): vendor 0x10b7, device 0x5157 
Apr 20 21:58:08 gopher cardmgr[1629]: initializing socket 0
Apr 20 21:58:08 gopher kernel: cs: memory probe 0xa0000000-0xa0ffffff: clean. 
Apr 20 21:58:08 gopher cardmgr[1629]: socket 0: Serial or Modem
Apr 20 21:58:08 gopher cardmgr[1629]: executing: 'insmod /lib/modules/2.2.14/pcmcia/serial_cs.o'
Apr 20 21:58:08 gopher kernel: tty03 at 0x02e8 (irq = 9) is a 16550A 
Apr 20 21:58:08 gopher cardmgr[1629]: executing: './serial start ttyS3'
Apr 20 21:58:09 gopher cardmgr[1629]: initializing socket 1
Apr 20 21:58:09 gopher cardmgr[1629]: socket 1: 3Com 3CCFE575B/3CXFE575B Fast EtherLink XL
Apr 20 21:58:09 gopher cardmgr[1629]: executing: 'insmod /lib/modules/2.2.14/pcmcia/cb_enabler.o'
Apr 20 21:58:09 gopher cardmgr[1629]: executing: 'insmod /lib/modules/2.2.14/pcmcia/3c575_cb.o'
Apr 20 21:58:09 gopher kernel: 3c59x.c:v0.99L 5/28/99 Donald Becker http://cesdis.gsfc.nasa.gov/linux/drivers/vortex.html 
Apr 20 21:58:09 gopher kernel: cs: cb_config(bus 35) 
Apr 20 21:58:09 gopher kernel:   fn 0 bar 1: io 0xa00-0xa7f 
Apr 20 21:58:09 gopher kernel:   fn 0 bar 2: mem 0xa0061000-0xa006107f 
Apr 20 21:58:09 gopher kernel:   fn 0 bar 3: mem 0xa0060000-0xa006007f 
Apr 20 21:58:09 gopher kernel:   fn 0 rom: mem 0xa0040000-0xa005ffff 
Apr 20 21:58:09 gopher kernel: vortex_attach(bus 35, function 0, device 5157) 
Apr 20 21:58:09 gopher kernel: eth0: 3Com 3CCFE575 Cyclone CardBus at 0xa00,  00:50:04:29:45:34, IRQ 10 
Apr 20 21:58:09 gopher kernel: eth0: CardBus functions mapped a0060000->cc072000 
Apr 20 21:58:09 gopher kernel:   8K byte-wide RAM 5:3 Rx:Tx split, MII interface. 
Apr 20 21:58:09 gopher kernel:   MII transceiver found at address 0, status 7809. 
Apr 20 21:58:09 gopher kernel:   Enabling bus-master transmits and whole-frame receives. 
Apr 20 21:58:09 gopher cardmgr[1629]: executing: './network start eth0'
Apr 20 21:58:09 gopher pumpd[1678]: starting at Thu Apr 20 21:58:09 2000  
Apr 20 21:58:12 gopher pumpd[1678]: configured interface eth0
Apr 20 21:58:12 gopher cardmgr[1629]: + Determining IP information for eth0... done.
Apr 20 21:58:33 gopher kernel: eth0: transmit timed out, tx_status 00 status e681. 
Apr 20 21:58:33 gopher kernel: eth0: Interrupt posted but not delivered -- IRQ blocked by another device? 
Apr 20 21:58:43 gopher kernel: eth0: transmit timed out, tx_status 00 status e601. 
Apr 20 21:58:43 gopher kernel: eth0: Interrupt posted but not delivered -- IRQ blocked by another device? 

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One point of interest, usually, when this happens, the status code on the first of the two messages is different for each occurance, if this is important.

I downloaded and built mii-diag, but it reports everything
is a-ok, autonegotiated at 100base-Tx.  It even reports this
when the card isn't responding.  I'm confused, and hoping I don't have to buy a different ethernet device.

Any help would be much appreciated.

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1. Ok I think I may have it fixed... by Gregory Ade, 2000, Apr 21

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