Tyan Tunder K7 and Gigabit Ethernet cards

J. G. LaBounty jgl at unix.shell.com
Thu Nov 15 14:22:10 EST 2001


We are using the Intel PRO/1000T adapter on a Tyan S2460 but you have to
build the driver which Intel supplies on their web site. This makes it
a pain to install but once you have they perform well. The kernel we
are using is 2.4.13-ac5.

> From: Nirmal Bissonauth <Nirmal.Bissonauth at durham.ac.uk>
> Reply-To: Nirmal Bissonauth <Nirmal.Bissonauth at durham.ac.uk>
> To: beowulf at beowulf.org
> Subject: Tyan Tunder K7 and Gigabit Ethernet cards
> Date: Thu, 15 Nov 2001 17:49:24 +0000 (GMT)
> 
> Hi all,
> 
> I would like to know if people have been successful in using gigabit
> ethernet(over copper) cards with the Tyan Thunder K7 motherboard. (s2462)
> This has two built-in 3com 100 Base T cards.
> 
> I have tried to use a DLINK DGE-550T card with the latter but without much
> success. Even after disabling the onboard NICs, the card did not work
> properly. The problem is that an interrupt is not set after a DMA
> transmitt (something to do with the APIC I presume). I tried linux kernel
> 2.4.12-ac3 with the latest driver from Dlinks website, but that did not
> make much difference either. I have six of these.
> 
> The cards that I am particularly interested to hear about are the
> 3com Gigabit Network card (3c996-T) or (3c996B-T) or (3c1000-T)
> Intel PRO/1000 Gigabit Server 1000B-T PCI Adapter (PWLA8490T)
> NETGEAR 100/1000Base-T Copper Gigabit Ethernet Adapter (GA-623T)
> Netgear 100/1000BASET 32/64 BIT PCI Gigabit Adapter (GA-622T)
> SMC TigerCard 1000BaseTX 32/64Bit PCI Gb Ethernet Nic (SMC9462TX)
> 
> Or any other cheap gigabit network cards.
> 
> Regards
> Nirmal 
> 
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> Nirmal Bissonauth                     email: nirmal.bissonauth at durham.ac.uk
> University of Durham                            www: http://aig-www.dur.ac.uk
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