Re: Problems with smc1211 tx
----- Original Message -----
From: "Eric G. Stern" <email@example.com>
To: "jennyw" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Sunday, November 25, 2001 8:48 PM
Subject: Re: Problems with smc1211 tx
> jennyw wrote:
> > I have an SMC 1211 TX network card which I understand uses the RTL8139
> > driver. Unfortunately, it wouldn't install when I was install Debian.
> > there any known issues with this driver? Should I attempt to get a more
> > recent driver?
> > I'm installing using CDs -- potato (date on the cds is 8/25/2000 from
> > CheapBytes).
> > Thanks!
> > Jen
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> I've been using this card now for a long time with this driver so I
> suspect there is a problem like an IRQ conflict with your system or for
> some reason you need to specify an IRQ. The easiest way to debug this
> kind of problem is to finish installing your system except for the
> network. When the system is up, look at the IRQs in use with 'cat
> /proc/interrupts' and 'lspci -v'. I don't have the documentation for
> that particular module handy, but most network modules take a parameter
> 'irq=<n>' where <n> is an IRQ number
> You can try adding the module in the running kernel with 'modprobe
> rtl8139 irq=<n>'
> with different <n> that look unassigned from the /proc/interrupts
> table. 9, 10 or 11 are often good numbers. If you find one that works
> you can arrange that it gets called that way automatically at boot.
> email me or the list for the details.
> Eric Stern