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Re: "no link beat found" on digital alpha-station 255

On Tue, Jan 17, 2006 at 12:14:50PM -0500, Jay Estabrook wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 17, 2006 at 01:21:38PM +0100, Cornelius Weiss wrote:

> > i managed to install a debian-base-system from the net-install image on 
> > a digital alpha-station255.
> > After the reboot of DI the installation couldn't be finished, as the 
> > network isn't working.

> > On colsole it alwas says: "Wanrning: No link beat Found"

> > Is sombody aware of a solution for this problem?

> Many of the Alphas with builtin old/slow TULIPs give problems with
> the current default driver ("de2104x"). I think it's NOT the driver's
> fault, but some kinda quirky implementation on the mobos. Regardless,
> it doesn't work successfully (and won't, until the quirkiness is
> understood).

> If the other TULIP driver "de4x5" is built for your kernel, try that.

> By old/slow TULIPs, I mean 21040 and 21041 chipsets.

Are there any changes that should be made to the kernel's modules.pcimap for

> And the Alphas with those builtin are:

> AS200/AS250/AS255/AS300/AS500

> Those same old/slow TULIP chipsets, when on a PCI card (like the DE434
> and DE435), do seem to work OK with the "de2104x" driver, IIRC.

Hrm.  Does that mean the PCI IDs match between the working and non-working

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
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