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

Hi Jay,

many thanks for your help, with the de4x5 module the networks runs propperly.

Just one last question:
is there a way to make that permanent, so that the right module is loaded at boot-time?


Jay Estabrook schrieb:
On Tue, Jan 17, 2006 at 11:35:39PM -0800, Steve Langasek wrote:
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
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

If they become "generic", meaning affect ALL platforms, then no, I think
that'd be wrong, since the majority of machines don't have the builtins,
and don't exhibit the problem.

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

I believe they match exactly, but I'll check...


Jay A Estabrook                            HPTC - XC I & B
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