hello out there,
i have lots of trouble trying to use my second eth interface under suse
linux, both 6.4 and 7.1.
this is concerning my home server (and every other mac i set up with suse
linux 'til now) with the following unspectacular config:
power mac 8200/120,
one 1,2gb scsi hd (apple built in),
one 4,5gb scsi hd (/home),
64 megs of ram (ok ok, it's not my g4 with 1gig ;),
on board 10mbit eth (=eth0, works fine unless its pretty slow),
one smc etherpower 10/100 (9432TX/MP) via the 'epic 100' module.
(if i does work after your hints i guess i'll give it a second to manage nfs
for my sun machine... ;)
this seems to be pretty normal.
everything works fine until you try to activate this smc card to work as the
eth1 interface -- there's no difference trying device eth0 for the card.
restarting the network (to enable eth1=smc) results in a hanging machine
which is not only dead on the console, but also doesn't answer pings nor is
reachable via telnet. you have to reset the machine.
***my question now is: did anyone successful use this card under (suse)
i tried to use this card on a power mac with netbsd -- no problem there...
because it's a pretty good card, i think ;)
tia for your answers and greetz,
timo (aka Pansen)