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Question D-Link DE-650 PCMCIA ethernet card  

Forum: PCMCIA Network Adapter Issues
Date: 2000, Feb 25
From: Phil Brooke pjbrooke

Hi,

I have a problem with a

  D-Link DE-650 PCMCIA ethernet card (+RJ45 `tail')

when using this with a Gateway 2000 Solo 2100 laptop running Debian 2.0, kernel version 2.0.34 and PCMCIA Card Services 3.1.11.

The symptoms are:

- The card appears to configure okay. (Two high beeps, and ifconfig seems okay -- output shortly.)

- No traffic appears to get off the card.

- The light on the tail with the RJ45 socket never comes on.

ifconfig reports:

 eth0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:80:C8:85:81:39  
          inet addr:192.168.16.99  Bcast:192.168.16.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          Collisions:0 
          Interrupt:3 Base address:0x300 

/proc/net/dev never shows any receive packets; only transmit packets.

The only other anomaly I can find is related to when I remove the card. Sometimes, there is a series of messages (from 19:46:14) like this when the card is ejected:

 Feb 24 19:36:47 diamond syslogd 1.3-3#26: restart.
 Feb 24 19:36:47 diamond kernel: Linux PCMCIA Card Services 3.1.11 
 Feb 24 19:36:47 diamond kernel:   kernel build: 2.0.34 #2 Tue Aug 3 20:22:30 GMT 1999 
 Feb 24 19:36:47 diamond kernel:   options:  [pci] [cardbus] [apm] 
 Feb 24 19:36:47 diamond kernel: Intel PCIC probe:  
 Feb 24 19:36:47 diamond kernel:   Cirrus PD6729 PCI-to-PCMCIA at slot 00:13, port 0xfcfc 
 Feb 24 19:36:47 diamond kernel:     host opts [0]: [ring] [1/3/2] [1/9/2] 
 Feb 24 19:36:47 diamond kernel:     host opts [1]: [ring] [1/3/2] [1/9/2] 
 Feb 24 19:36:47 diamond kernel:     ISA irqs (default) = 3,4,5,9,10,11,12 polling interval = 1000 ms 
 Feb 24 19:36:48 diamond kernel: cs: IO port probe 0x0100-0x03ff: excluding 0x330-0x337 0x370-0x37f 0x398-0x39f 
 Feb 24 19:36:48 diamond kernel: cs: IO port probe 0x0a00-0x0aff: clean. 
 Feb 24 19:36:48 diamond kernel: cs: memory probe 0x0d0000-0x0dffff: clean. 
 Feb 24 19:36:48 diamond kernel: loading device 'eth0'... 
 Feb 24 19:36:48 diamond kernel: eth0: NE2000 Compatible: io 0x300, irq 3, hw_addr 00:80:C8:85:81:39 
 Feb 24 19:46:14 diamond kernel: eth0: interrupt(s) dropped! 
 Feb 24 19:46:14 diamond kernel: eth0: mismatched read page pointers  0 vs 4c. 
 Feb 24 19:46:14 diamond kernel: eth0: mismatched read page pointers  0 vs ff. 
 Feb 24 19:46:14 diamond last message repeated 7 times
 Feb 24 19:46:14 diamond kernel: eth0: unexpected TX-done interrupt, lasttx=20. 
[lots of lines snipped]
 Feb 24 19:46:15 diamond kernel: eth0: Too much work at interrupt, status 0xff 
 Feb 24 19:46:15 diamond kernel: eth0: interrupt from stopped card 

I've checked that the network cable to the hub is okay. The card and tail were reported as working okay before I bought it (however, I have no means to check it with another OS). I *think* I've excluded IRQ conflicts (the laptop IR port was allegedly on IRQ 3; that's now disabled).

The laptop has happily used a modem card before.

I've now run out of things to check. Have I missed anything I can do? (I know the answer is almost certainly `yes', but I can't think of what they are.)

Many thanks in advance,

Phil.

-- Phillip J. Brooke pjb@mithlond48.freeserve.co.uk

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1. None Maybe a bad card?? by David Hinds, 2000, Feb 25
1. Note Possibly... by Phil Brooke, 2000, Feb 27
(_ None Bad hardware seems likely by David Hinds, 2000, Feb 28
2. Idea can you try it under Windows? by Ingo Ciechowski, 2000, Feb 27

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