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*** EEPROM MAC address is invalid. 3c905B
  • From: "Steven T. Hatton" <hattons@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 20 Jun 2005 02:15:43 -0400
  • Message-id: <200506200215.43507.hattons@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
I've been having a problem with my ethernet card not initializing when the
system is booted. This has happened on two different systems, with the same
kind of NIC. I don't have as much information on the second system, but the
stuff below is from one of them. Unfortunately, this is an intermittant
problem. Sometimes it boots just fine. I recently turned off ACPI because I
noticed it was using IRQ 11, as are both my video card and NIC. In ancient
days, it was unacceptable to have two devices share an IRQ. Unfortunately, I
don't know of a way to change either the video or the NIC's IRQ. Has anybody
else had this problem with 3c905B's?

hwinfo shows this (after turning off ACPI):

01: None 00.0: 10103 CPU
[Created at cpu.290]
Unique ID: rdCR.j8NaKXDZtZ6
Hardware Class: cpu
Arch: Intel
Vendor: "GenuineIntel"
Model: 6.5.1 "Pentium II (Deschutes)"
Clock: 400 MHz
Cache: 512 kb
Config Status: cfg=no, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown


20: PCI 0c.0: 0200 Ethernet controller
[Created at pci.273]
Unique ID: rBUF.2+bt1HBvFf1
SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:0c.0
SysFS BusID: 0000:00:0c.0
Hardware Class: network
Model: "3Com 3C905B Fast Etherlink XL 10/100"
Vendor: pci 0x10b7 "3Com Corporation"
Device: pci 0x9055 "3c905B 100BaseTX [Cyclone]"
SubVendor: pci 0x10b7 "3Com Corporation"
SubDevice: pci 0x9055 "3C905B Fast Etherlink XL 10/100"
Revision: 0x24
Driver: "3c59x"
Device File: eth0
I/O Ports: 0xc000-0xc07f (rw)
Memory Range: 0xd6800000-0xd680007f (rw,non-prefetchable)
Memory Range: 0x00000000-0x0001ffff (ro,prefetchable,disabled)
IRQ: 11 (217672 events)
HW Address: 00:10:4b:37:61:ab
Link detected: yes
Driver Info #0:
Driver Status: 3c59x is active
Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe 3c59x"
Config Status: cfg=no, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown

21: PCI(AGP) 100.0: 0300 VGA compatible controller (VGA)
[Created at pci.273]
Unique ID: VCu0.G_wQWNYi3c6
Parent ID: vSkL.U_SRSMlE0t6
SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:01.0/0000:01:00.0
SysFS BusID: 0000:01:00.0
Hardware Class: graphics card
Model: "PC Partner RV100 QY [Sapphire Radeon VE 7000]"
Vendor: pci 0x1002 "ATI Technologies Inc"
Device: pci 0x5159 "Radeon VE"
SubVendor: pci 0x174b "PC Partner Limited"
SubDevice: pci 0x7112 "RV100 QY [Sapphire Radeon VE 7000]"
Memory Range: 0xd8000000-0xdfffffff (rw,prefetchable)
I/O Ports: 0xd800-0xd8ff (rw)
Memory Range: 0xd7000000-0xd700ffff (rw,non-prefetchable)
Memory Range: 0xd7fe0000-0xd7ffffff (ro,prefetchable,disabled)
IRQ: 11 (217672 events)
I/O Ports: 0x3c0-0x3df (rw)
Driver Info #0:
XFree86 v4 Server Module: radeon
Driver Info #1:
XFree86 v4 Server Module: radeon
3D Support: yes
Color Depths: 16
Extensions: dri
Config Status: cfg=no, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
Attached to: #15 (PCI bridge)

This is from a dmesg when the network card failed to load:

Linux agpgart interface v0.100 (c) Dave Jones
agpgart: Detected an Intel 440BX Chipset.
agpgart: Maximum main memory to use for agp memory: 94M
agpgart: AGP aperture is 32M @ 0xe6000000
usbcore: registered new driver usbfs
usbcore: registered new driver hub
USB Universal Host Controller Interface driver v2.2
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKD] enabled at IRQ 11
PCI: setting IRQ 11 as level-triggered
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:00:04.2[D] -> GSI 11 (level, low) -> IRQ 11
uhci_hcd 0000:00:04.2: UHCI Host Controller
PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:00:04.2 to 64
uhci_hcd 0000:00:04.2: irq 11, io base 0xc400
uhci_hcd 0000:00:04.2: new USB bus registered, assigned bus number 1
hub 1-0:1.0: USB hub found
hub 1-0:1.0: 2 ports detected
PCI: Enabling device 0000:00:0c.0 (0000 -> 0003)
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKA] enabled at IRQ 11
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:00:0c.0[A] -> GSI 11 (level, low) -> IRQ 11
3c59x: Donald Becker and others.
0000:00:0c.0: 3Com PCI 3c905B Cyclone 100baseTx at 0xc000. Vers LK1.1.19
PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:00:0c.0 to 64
*** EEPROM MAC address is invalid.
3c59x: vortex_probe1 fails. Returns -22
3c59x: probe of 0000:00:0c.0 failed with error -22
SCSI subsystem initialized
st: Version 20041025, fixed bufsize 32768, s/g segs 256
BIOS EDD facility v0.16 2004-Jun-25, 3 devices found
cdrom: open failed.
ACPI: Power Button (FF) [PWRF]
ACPI: CPU0 (power states: C1[C1] C2[C2])
ACPI: Processor [CPU0] (supports 8 throttling states)
powernow: This module only works with AMD K7 CPUs


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