Re: Problems with a Macronix MX98715 / MX98725 (rev 32) ethernetcard

Donald Becker (
Fri, 3 Sep 1999 21:17:00 -0400 (EDT)

On Sat, 4 Sep 1999, Fredrik Nilsson wrote:

> Date: Sat, 4 Sep 1999 02:58:42 +0200 (CEST)
> From: Fredrik Nilsson <>
> To:
> Subject: Problems with a Macronix MX98715 / MX98725 (rev 32) ethernetcard
> Hi!
> I have just bought a ethernetcard (10/100Mbit PNP), NE2000 PCI

No 10/100 card is NE2000 compatible.
The NE2000 design is badly designed and slow by today's standards.

> so I tried with all the other devices instead and found that DECchip
> Tulip(tulip.o) worked just fine, btw here is what the syslog says after I
> inserted the tulip.o module into the kernel.
> Sep 4 03:24:22 galilei kernel: tulip.c:v0.89H 5/23/98
> I'm running kernel 2.2.12

Note: this is a modified version, not the real v0.89H

> Unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at virtual address

This bug was not in the original v0.89H.

Get the updated driver
and follow the directions in

If you are running 2.3.* you will want the even newer driver version from

Donald Becker
USRA-CESDIS, Center of Excellence in Space Data and Information Sciences.
Code 930.5, Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD. 20771

To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-net" in
the body of a message to