Re: Tulip driver & 2.0.30-pre-patch-2

Pekka Pietik{inen (
Sun, 13 Jul 1997 22:36:39 +0300

> It's an alpha test driver.
> It blows out for me under 2.1 also.
> Use de4x5 instead for now.
> Or simply copy the old tulip driver from 2.0.30 into 2.0.31.
> In all honesty, I don't really think it should be put into 2.0 just yet.
> I've got an SMC EtherPower and the new driver doesn't like it at all.
I have several SMC Etherpowers, most of them (the new ones)
work perfectly with 0.76 and de4x5, but don't work at all with the
old driver. Then there's the old card, which doesn't work with the new

tulip.c:v0.76 4/22/97
eth0: DEC 21140 Tulip at 0xe400, 00 00 c0 fa 7d db, IRQ 12

The following verbose information is emitted for
bug reports on media selection.

eth0: Old format EEPROM on 'SMC9332DST' board. Using substitute media control info.
eth0: EEPROM default media type Autosense.
eth0: Index #0 - Media 10baseT (#0) described by a 21140 non-MII (0) block.
eth0: Index #1 - Media 100baseTx (#3) described by a 21140 non-MII (0) block.

And when it actually tries to use the network (nfs mount), it just hangs

Pekka Pietikäinen, Net People Ltd., Oulu, Finland