Thought that if I were to recompile this email it might be made into
some sense by an helpful person out there. Sorry for being OT. If
inappropriate, what list could you suggest I send to?
The short problem:
I cannot insmod sis900 with a 2.2.20 or 2.4.18 kernel on a friends desktop.
The long explanation:
The error message:
Addition notes which may or may not be relevant:> sis900.c: v1.06.09 09/28/2001
> eth0: SiS 900 PCI Fast Ethernet at 0xede00, IRQ11, 00:d0:09: e1:7f:6e.
> eth0: No MII transceivers found!
> /lib/modules/2.2.20-idepci/net/sis900.o: init_module: Device or resource
> Hint: insmod errors can be caused by incorrect module parameters,
> including invalid IO or IRQ parameters
> /lib/modules/2.2.20-idepci/net/sis900.o: insmod
> /lib/modules/2.2.20-idepci/net/sis900.o failed
> I haven't added any parameters for the module insertion.> The LAN is enabled in BIOS.> I tried 2.4.18 kernel (sis900.c version 1.08.02) and the error remained.> I cannot ping with both computers running windoze, or the desktop
> running windoze and the laptop with linux.> I have a fully functional network with my laptop and my own desktop,
> using the same crossover cable.> The SiS900 is integrated, not PCI. I've installed Woody 3.0r0.> follows is relevant lspci -vvvWhat I've tried:> 00:01.1 Ethernet controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS900
> 10/100 Ethernet (rev 83)
> Subsystem: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS900 10/100 Ethernet
> Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr-
> Stepping- SERR+ FastB2B-
> Status: Cap+ 66Mhz- UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort-
> <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
> Latency: 64 (13000ns min, 2750ns max)
> Interrupt: pin C routed to IRQ 11
> Region 0: I/O ports at de00
> Region 1: Memory at f3ffd000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable)
> Expansion ROM at f3fc0000 [disabled]
> Capabilities:  Power Management version 2
> Flags: PMEClk- DSI- D1+ D2+ AuxCurrent=160mA
> Status: D0 PME-Enable+ DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-
1. Google. From this I altered the BIOS setting so the IRQ is not
allocated to PCI VGA. Failed to make any difference.
Theories I might suggest:
1. Hardware fault within the sis900 chip.
2. I need to add parameters to the module insertion (which are unknown
Any suggestions gratefully received.
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