Re: NE*000 ethercard probe... unable to get IRQ 0 (irqval=-16).
> I have a PCIbus-based Pentium machine with an NE2000-compatible ISA<->ethernet
> adapter that does not work. Anyone else?
> Does anyone have an ISA<->ethernet adapter working on a PCIbus machine?
> Matt Birkholz <firstname.lastname@example.org.>
Well, I'm afraid that the NE2000 under Linux is rather bad. I used to have 2
machines that had them in there, sometimes they wouldn't boot (freeze and the
probe) or lock up suddenly for no reason - no logs on it, nothing. I found
others with the same problem and they said that it's the design of the card.
Under DOS and other enviroments they work fine. But Linux, no way - my
soloution was fixed when I went out and bought SMC Elite 16C Ultra's instead -
Though more expensive, definately worth it.
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