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Question LinkSys 10baseT "Network Everywhere" NP10T? 

Forum: PCMCIA Network Adapter Issues
Date: 1999, Dec 01
From: John Tunison jtunison

Hi,

I was wondering if anybody's been able to get the LinkSys 10baseT "Network Everywhere" card to work. I know it's not on the supported cards list, but it said on the box "NE2000 compatible" and it only cost $35 at CompUSA, so I thought I'd try it. (Also, I knew that LinkSys had a Linux driver page on their website. Unfortunately, it has no mention fo the Network Everywhere PC card.)

Everything appears to load correctly, but the card won't actually work. I'm _pretty_ sure I've got my ethernet settings confingured correctly.

The card seems to be detected properly:

localhost kernel: eth0: NE2000 Compatible: port 0x300, irq 5, hw_addr 00:E0:98:70:4C:8C

Any suggestions?

Thanks, -John

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Re: Question LinkSys 10baseT "Network Everywhere" NP10T? (John Tunison)
Date: 1999, Dec 06
From: John Tunison jtunison

When I try installing from RH 6.1 pcmcia.img (the updated version), and I select NFS install and then look at alt-f4, I see this:

<6>eth0: NE2000 Compatible: io 0x300, irq5, hw_addr ...
<30> ... cardmgr[14]: fopen(stabfile) failed:  No such file or directory
<30> ... cardmgr[14]: exiting
<7>eth0: Tx timed out, lost interrupt?  TSR=0x3, ISR=0x3, t=1000.
<7>eth0: Tx timed out, lost interrupt?  TSR=0x3, ISR=0x3, t=1500.

Please tell me there's something I can do to make this card work. (This is on a Sony Vaio n505ve.)

Thanks, John

None There isn't much you can do to fix install problems

Re: Feedback More info... (John Tunison)
Date: 1999, Dec 14
From: David Hinds <dhinds@pcmcia.sourceforge.org>

As the PCMCIA-HOWTO says, your best bet is to install some other way
(i.e., via CD, if possible), then get the latest PCMCIA drivers and
try to debug the problem, if it persists.  There isn't much you can do
from the installation disks, to either diagnose or fix whatever might
be wrong.  In this case, it seems likely that you've got an interrupt
conflict (maybe with your sound chipset).

-- Dave

Ok For others with a Vaio N505...

Re: None There isn't much you can do to fix install problems (David Hinds)
Date: 1999, Dec 14
From: John Tunison jtunison

Thanks Dave, for your response.

You're right; I had no luck at all getting the card to work during the install.

Just in case there are other frustrated Vaio PCG-N505 owners out there, it seems that mysteriously, the ethernet card won't work under Linux under IRQ 5. (Strangely, it shows up under Windows98 as using IRQ 5 and appears to work just fine.)

At any rate, if you can install via some other method, then add "exclude irq 5" to the config file and everything is happy.

A networked Vaio owner, -John

PS. I initially discovered this from http://www.ifb.co.uk/~liz/n505.html which by the way is a very useful page. It appears that it's not just my $35 10baseT pcmcia card--ethernet cards, IRQ 5, and Vaio N505s don't seem to mix well.

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