Re: cyrix 6x86 and ne2000 driver problem

Brian N. Borg (
Tue, 06 May 1997 19:42:58 -0500

I have experienced the following with ne.o on a Cx686:

kernel: eth0: bogus packet size: 0, status=0x21

I got it when using a Linksys EtherPCILAN Card II, using the ne.o
driver. I do not get it on the same system when using a 3com
3c595 (pci) using the 3c59x driver or a ne2100 (isa) compatible
using the lance driver. I was running 2.0.27 at the time, loading
ne.o as a module. I have since quit using the Linksys.

I have a Cx686p166 in an Acorp motherboard with a Via Apollo
Chipset and 48meg, edo. I am presently running the 2.1.36 kernel
with your cy2135.pch patch, along with 21-2.1.36-fix2.patch and
21-ext2-vfs.patch. I enabled all of the Cx686 enhancement
features when I configured the kernel.

The only problems I had were when I enabled APM, the
kernel apparently crashed when it tried to read the APM info.
Note, I had not enabled APM in the bios. Also, kerneld does not
appear to be working. The modules load correctly with modprobe,
but although kerneld says its loaded, it does not load or unload
modules. I am using modutils 2.1.34.