rtl8139 hangup

David Hendricks cro_marmot at comcast.net
Sat Dec 25 07:26:01 CET 2004

I recall having a similar problem, though mine was with an Intel NIC
instead. A kernel update to 2.6.x seemed to fix it. You might want to
try a 2.6 kernel to see if that is the case with your NIC as well. If
so, then perhaps the newest Realtek driver can be back ported to your
2.4.28 kernel.

You also might want to make sure your kernel is set to use direct access
for PCI devices ( CONFIG_PCI_DIRECT=y ).

On Sat, 25 Dec 2004 01:31:12 -0800 (PST)
zhu shi song <zhushisongzhu at yahoo.com> wrote:

>    Now I'm testing my i845 based MB intensively.  The
> box is running with linux 2.4.28, linuxbios v1 and my
> port supporting i845.  I have met one problem.  There
> is no packet on NIC after six hours rtl8139 hangup.  I
> can't ping other machine from linux box and can't ping
> linux box from other machine either.  I unplugged RJ45
> from NIC and plugged it again.  The rtl8139 returned
> to normal. 
>    Who know what cause the problem?  Is it related
> with kernel, my linuxbios and i845 MB? 
>    tks
>    zhu
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