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Asante ISA ethernet card problems

How can I get my Asante EtherPaC 2000+ ISA ethernet card to work properly.  Every time I get the ethernet card to work (using modconf), I lose my sound (Soundblaster awe 64 ISA).  If I try to restore the sound (using sound_setup or modconf) I lose my ethernet card.

After losing my ethernet card I typed dmesg and this is the error I receive:

Soundblaster audio driver Copyright (C) by Hannu Savolainen 1993-1996
SB 4.16 detected OK (220)
<SoundBlaster EMU8000 (RAM512k)>
ne.c:v1.10 9/23/94 Donald Becker (becker@cesdis.gsfc.nasa.gov)
NE*000 ethercard probe at 0x240: 00 00 94 79 a3 a7
eth0: NE2000 found at 0x240, using IRQ 10.
Linux PCMCIA Card Services 3.1.2
  kernel build: 2.2.12 unknown
  options:  [pci] [cardbus]
Intel PCIC probe: not found.
unloading PCMCIA Card Services
eth0: Tx timed out, lost interrupt? TSR=0x3, ISR=0x3, t=669.
eth0: Tx timed out, lost interrupt? TSR=0x3, ISR=0x3, t=1500.
eth0: Tx timed out, lost interrupt? TSR=0x3, ISR=0x3, t=1000.
eth0: Tx timed out, lost interrupt? TSR=0x3, ISR=0x3, t=2500.

I am using Corel's distribution of Linux.  Please let me know if you need more information.

Thanks for your help
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Grab the atlantic program from Donald Becker's site:


Then try to set-up the ethernet card on a different IRQ, see the directions on the site.

I use this command for my own NE2000 card:

atlantic -Q 12 -w;

After you change the IRQ, you can then load up the ne module with the proper arguments.  For mine that is:

insmod ne irq=12 io=0x300;

Tell me how it goes.

If the atlantic program above doesn't work try out one of the other programs here (it depends on which chip the adapter uses):


hn3ettaAuthor Commented:
When I tried to compile the atlantic program, I recieved alot of undefined referece messages.  Here are some of the lines from that compile.

CorelLinux:/install# gcc -Wall -O6 -o atlantic atlantic.c
gcc: unrecognized option '-06'
/tmp/ccc00471: In function 'main':
/tmp/ccc00471(.text+0x56f): undefined reference to '__inbc'

If you can't tell, I am new to the linux world.

Thanks again for all your help.
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It appears that you don't have the proper development libraries and header files needed to compile atlantic. Getting the compiler to work is another question.

I put the compiled atlantic binary, plus two other programs mentioned at the site.  ne2k-diag are for clones that don't work with atlantic.

hn3ettaAuthor Commented:
Your a genius freesource.

The atlantic program worked.

Thanks again for all of you help,

hn3ettaAuthor Commented:
freesource was right on the money with his answer.  After running the atlantic program, both my sound card and ethernet card work.
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