Re: Netra X1 boot getting closer
Ben Collins writes:
> On Sat, Jul 21, 2001 at 12:14:49AM +0100, Richard Mortimer wrote:
> > We may be able to scrap the dmfe.c idea and keep with tulip. I did a
> > bit of looking into why I was seeing pci errors with the tulip
> > driver. After a bit of scratching around and a bit of a helpful
> > suggestion from a colleague it seems that the dm9102a chip has a bit
> > of a problem with Memory Read Multiple pci transactions (That is CSR0
> > bit 21). If the MRM bit is cleared the pci errors go away and the chip
> > starts to act a bit more reasonably.
> This sounds an awful lot like the problems I am having with tulip on my
> g4, so it may not be an X1 issue. I had to back down to a version from
> around 2.4.. Maybe you could try copying the tulip directory from
> that kernel version to 2.4.7, apply your patch and see how that works?
I tried that and got the same result. Do you think it might be worth
trying 2.4. on the X1 (with hand crafted patches to get the
machine to run at all?).
Richard Mortimer - richm@oldelvet dot netscapeonline dot co dot uk