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Re: SIS900 DCHP Problem

On Wed, 12 Mar 2003 15:47:51 +0100
Robert Epprecht <epprecht@solnet.ch> wrote:

> sean finney <seanius@seanius.net> writes:
> > do you have anything in your kernel logs that looks like:
> >
> > ... Error EERPOM read ...
> >
> > ?  i remember a fellow on another list i'm on had a problem with
> > his sis900 card too, it was a bad eeprom that returned bogus values.
> I am not the guy you talk about, but with kernel 2.4.18 dmesg said:
> sis900.c: v1.08.02 11/30/2001
> eth0: Error EERPOM read ffff
> I was told, that the reason was the driver not able to read the mac
> address on the card. I had to update to kernel 2.4.20 and switch ACPI
> off to get sis900 running.  (The ACPI stuff seems to be related to my
> motherboard).
I never had a problem with that - used kernels between 2.2.19 to 2.4.20
Dhcp has very rarely problems - only time it didn't work at all was with
the 'testing netinstall' CD's from debian and it is flakey with mandrake
and libranet 2.0.
But no kernel errors.Of course I can't vouch for the failing 'testing
netinstall' but 'insmod sis900' doesn't report any trouble there.
Regular netinstall(boot.iso) works fine. There seem to be a lot of
different revisions of sis900 out there.So everybody is probably talking
about a different problem. I installed at least 10 different distros
over the last year and never had a kernel related problem with my


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