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Networking with the SGI O2


This is a bit of a long shot and perhaps off-topic, for which I apologise
in advance.

I've been trying to get any network card at all working with my SGI O2's
PCI slot. Linux reports properly in lspci, for example, when I put a
Realtek 8139-clone card (a D-Link, to be precise). However, loading the
8139too driver prompts error messages about the chip not being
communicable with. I tried a few other standard cards (e.g., a tulip-based
and e100-based cards), but with various other errors.

So, either my install of linux (debian, sarge, using the O2 boot image)
doesn't support this PCI slot properly because of various hardware issues,
or the physical O2 hardware itself does not like having any PCI cards in

Again, it's a long shot, but does anyone know which of these eventualities
is actually true?

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