On Tue, 9 Dec 2003, Kumba wrote:
> Rainer Canavan wrote:
> > I haven't tried my Qube2 yet, since that one's already wrapped up and
> > ready for Karsten Merker to pick up - he's going to send it to the
> > Tulip Expert, so those problems may go away soon, hopefully. As to
> > kernel versions starting about 2.4.17, I've never had the tulip driver
> > running reliably on my Qube2, but always got at least 2.4.18 and later
> > working properly on my nasRaq (there was some patching involved at times,
> > if I recall correctly).
> Are these patches lying around someplace by chance? I've used the
> patches on Paul Martin's site (which enables detection of the cobalt's
> "modified" tulip), as well as a patch from Karsten which fixed serial
> console and also enabled the tulip driver. Both of those patches don't
> seem to fix the tulip's issue of halting though, so either I have broken
> hardware, or I've done something unique in my setup that triggers the issue.
This `tulip halting', is it `transmit timed out', following by the chip being
thrown in 10-base2 mode and not recovering until ifconfig down/up?
I see that one on my PPC box, and I do have a fix. It's not perfect, but the
box now recovers within 3 minutes, instead of needing manual intervention.
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