I figured that I would post here, as in the process of learning linux and googling answers to problems that I have had, 99% of the answers came from here. People here just seem to know what they're talking about. I've tried to research an answer to this problem and have thus far been unsuccessful. I decided to take the plunge and make my own post. So, here goes....
I followed the instructions on the forums @ www (dot) killernic (dot) com and everything seemed to work fine at first, but now every time I boot up, I get this error:
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kernel BUG at include/linux/timer.h:145!
invalid opcode: 0000 [#1] SMP
Modules linked in: pcmcia pcmcia_core lp parport_pc parport fuse fan nvidia(P) joydev thermal rtc_cmos serio_raw killer_driver rtc_core agpgart i2c_nforce2 button rtc_lib psmouse forcedeth evdev processor sg
Pid: 2938, comm: ifconfig Tainted: P (18.104.22.168-smp #2)
EIP: 0060:[<f8e9975e>] EFLAGS: 00010286 CPU: 1
EIP is at killer_open+0x2fe/0x310 [killer_driver]
EAX: f73be4d4 EBX: 00000000 ECX: 00000292 EDX: c0967f44
ESI: 00000002 EDI: f73be480 EBP: 00000080 ESP: f71a3e84
DS: 007b ES: 007b FS:00d8 GS: 0033 SS: 0068
Process ifconfig (pid: 2938, ti=f71a2000 task=f7435a90 task.ti=f71a2000
Stack: f73be000 f73be000 00000000 00000000 00000400 00000400 4882955c 000d4f24
f73be000 00001043 00001002 00000000 c0668990 f73be000 c06674e2 f73be000
f71a3f10 c0665e64 f71a3f10 f71b510c f71b510c 00008914 c06b0aa5 00000000
Code: 0c 6a a0 e9 f8 c7 44 24 08 19 00 00 00 c7 44 24 04 a8 a0 e9 f8 c7 04 24 c5 a0 e9 f8 e8 cc 0a 29 c7 e8 77 cf 26 c7 e9 07 fe ff ff <0f> 0b eb fe 8d bc 27 00 00 00 00 53 89 c3
EIP: [<f8e9975e>] killer_open+0x2fe/0x310 [killer_driver] SS:ESP 0068:f71a3e84
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I'm fairly new to Linux and I'm running Slackware 12.1 with a 22.214.171.124-smp kernel. Any help would be appreciated.
The killer nic still works fine under winxp, so it's not a mounting issue. I also edited /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1.conf and if I remove the ipaddress/subnet mask assigning, then the kernel init goes fine. But as soon as I try to assign the card an ip address, either static or through DHCP, the system freezes.