PE 1550 e100 driver stops working

Amit_Bhutani@Dell.com Amit_Bhutani at Dell.com
Mon Dec 2 09:57:00 CST 2002


Try switching to the default eepro100 driver and see if that helps.

Amit B

>since one week I am experiencing the loss of network connection on a PE
>1550( dual-cpu, RedHat 7.3, kernel 2.4.18-18.7.xsmp ). I just use eth0.

>The driver always gives this error message:

> e100_wait_exec_simple: failed

>afterwards the card is dead until reboot. I tried to unload the module,
>but on modprobe e100 the kernel crashed.

>I originally used the e100 driver included with the kernel ( driver
>version 2.1.6 or so ), than switched to the ones DELL supplied on their
>website ( 2.0.35 ) and than switched to the ones Intel released ( 2.1.24
>). It all does not help.

>Has anybody seen this ? 

>any hint is appreciated, Gunther






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