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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.[34]. 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.[34] 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

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