eth and IRQ Errors
I'm trying to finalize my laptop for dual boot. Whitebox linux being the one that's giving me problems. XP being the other boot option. I tried other Distro's, all RH based, same results.
When I boot to XP, all works fine, browser, etc... But when I boot to Linux I get a couple of notices and can not get my NIC(s) to function properly i.e. pass traffic.
At boot what I see:
stoargeDisabling IRQ #10
networkDisabling IRQ #11
soundDisbaling IRQ $10
all else works. I've configured eth0 and eth1 with netconfig and got the proper subnet, netmask and gateway set up. But can not access anything outside the local system.
What I have; New Gateway (GW) M680XL laptop with 1 GIG RAM
Device manager says:
eth0 = Broadcom NetXtreme BCM5705-2, driver=tg3
eth1 = Intel Pro /wireless 2200BC, driver=ipw2200
Not concerned about the eth1, but really need to get eth0 to work.
Why would tg3 show as NIC drivers ?
I tried to change the IRQ but it's locked out in the BIOS and GW says my warranty would be void if I update the BIOS. (The MoBo maufacture has updated BIOS, but GW doesn't use it yet).
After reviewing posts on different fourms, I disabled PnP, still no go.
I also read that EAGAIN could cause IRQ issues. I no idea how to configure or set EAGAIN or tell if its the issue or not.
Any comments, suggestion, appreciated. Been working on this for almost 2 weeks now.