steve Shack <ssh...
: I've been having problems with getting networking to work correctly on
: my minix box. The problem is that when I ping a host I get an error
: dumped to the first console. It says that a packet was received with a
: strange size (this size is always the same) I remember somone having
: this same problem on the newsgroup but can't remember how it was fixed.
: I have an (I believe) SMC8000 ethernet card which is detected by linux
: as a 8013. I have correctly setup the port, irq and memory address and
: have the memory size set to 2000 as I believe it has 4K of memory
: (perhaps more I don't know). Does anyone have any ideas how to fix
: My feelings are that it is working correctly ( it obviously sends pings
: out to my (linux) host and only has problems recieving them)
I had problems with 8013's under 2.0, tho' not the same problems; 2.0.2
fixed them all. You might try upgrading. The 8013's have 16K; your
best bet is to get the setup/test code from SMCs web site, and check out
the card settings and performance with that. (The version I have runs
under MSDOS). Finally, I've sometimes found that SMC cards need an
actual hard reset, not C-A-D, to come up in the right state.