[Soekris] interfaces gone on net4521

Tobias Roth roth at iam.unibe.ch
Fri Apr 4 20:19:20 UTC 2003

The power supply is 12V / 1000mA. Now that you mention it, the first
time the interfaces went dead was after I shut the unit down to insert
the pcmcia card. There is also a mini-pci vpn1211 installed, and the
serial cable is connected, which might draw additional power.

So is my power supply too weak?

I DID have all the devices installed and working at the same time,
so it surprises me a bit that things work in one moment, and then
break in the next.

thanks, t.

On Fri, Apr 04, 2003 at 02:31:49PM -0500, Chuck Yerkes wrote:
> Power is the first place I look.
> a 500mA, 12VDC power supply may provide marginal power.  I
> use a 1.2A 16VDC (12VDC is fine) and never have a bump.
> Quoting Tobias Roth (roth at iam.unibe.ch):
> > Hi
> > 
> > I have some serious problems with my new net4521. It happened twice
> > so far. I had a working system, rebooted or powercycled, and then
> > all network interfaces are gone. They are simply not probed during
> > boot and ifconfig shows only the loopback device.
> > 
> > This happens with both my custom created FreeBSD 5.0 and an
> > unaltered monowall. Both systems worked without a problem, and
> > the suddenly, no more interfaces there.
> > 
> > pciconf -l -v shows only two entries (simplified output):
> > 
> > hostb at pci0:0:0: (class=bridge, subclass=HOST-PCI)
> > none0 at pci:0:18:0: (class network, subclass = ethernet)
> > 
> > The inserted pcmcia card also does not get probed, and the problem
> > happens no matter if I plug it in or not.
> > 
> > Any idea were to look for the problem? Or did I just receive a faulty
> > unit?
> > 
> > greets, t.
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