[Soekris] soekris 4801 seems to not working after pluging an usb controler

Nicolas Boulay nicolas.boulay at gmail.com
Tue Mar 27 07:50:35 UTC 2007


Hello,

I have send the unit since more than one week, do you receive it ?

Regards,
Nicolas Boulay

2007/2/15, Soren Kristensen <soren at soekris.com>:
> Hi,
>
> Nicolas Boulay wrote:
> > It's common that a 3.3V pci card plug in the good way, burn out the soekris ?
>
> No, it can not happen by itself, unless the card is incorrect designed
> or defect.
>
> Which unfortunate seems to happens as some board designers apparently
> can't read or understand the PCI specs, and since most PC's have 5V
> signaling slots it don't really get tested....
>
> What we have seen before is that the VIO (which in a 3.3V slot should be
> 3.3V and 5V slot 5V) and 5V VCC power planes are connected together on
> incorrectly designed PCI expansion boards, resulting in shorting the
> 3.3V and 5V power supply together and creating havoc on the net4801....
>
> You're welcome to ship the unit with the PCI board to us and I will
> investigate.
>
>
> Best Regards,
>
>
> Soren Kristensen
>
>
> > 2007/2/15, Jeff Quast <af.dingo at gmail.com>:
> >> On 2/11/07, Nicolas Boulay <nicolas.boulay at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>> I check the NEC chip it's a PCI 2.2 compliant one. I can't see any
> >>> rs232 boot message.
> >>>
> >>> Beside that, the SC1100 chip heat a lot. Is it dead ?
> >>>
> >>> 2007/2/11, Nicolas Boulay <nicolas.boulay at gmail.com>:
> >>>> Hello,
> >>>>
> >>>> I had plug a usb controler inside the pci port, like this :
> >>>> http://f-cpu.seul.org/~nico/soekris_usb.jpg (is it in the good way ?)
> >>>>
> >>>> It's a belkin card, using a NEC controller PCI 2.1 compliant. A very
> >>>> new card. The soekris is from 2004.
> >>>>
> >>>> I plug the power supply but nothing boot. I am affraid to burn it.
> >>>>
> >>>> The soekris seems not to boot any more after unpluging the usb card.
> >>>> Nothing on the rs232 line, the red and the green led stay on.
> >>>>
> >>>> Any ideas ?
> >>>>
> >>>> Regards,
> >>>> Nicolas Boulay
> >>>>
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> >>>
> >> I'm sorry for your loss.
> >>
> >> I'm afraid to buy a soekris with a PCI slot for this very reason. It
> >> seems the very few PCI cards that do not burn out the board when used,
> >> do not work well anyway.
> >>
> >> It would be nice if we could compile a list of confirmed PCI cards
> >> (vendor's model, dmesg output/chipsets) that work in a soekris...
> >>
> >> jq
> >>
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