airport reset on iBook2

Harald Welte laforge at
Sat Jul 28 13:37:02 EST 2001

On Wed, Jul 25, 2001 at 09:39:02AM -0400, Ethan Blanton wrote:

> I don't know if this is a known problem (I haven't seen it mentioned)
> or not, but I'm getting the following error from my Airport card
> reasonably often:
> Jul 25 09:27:50 localhost kernel: NETDEV WATCHDOG: eth1: transmit timed out
> Jul 25 09:27:50 localhost kernel: eth1: Tx timeout! Resetting card.

I can confirm that happen from time to time with my Sony VAIO picturebook
C1XD and a Lucent WaveLAN/IEEE board.

unloading the whole pcmcia subsystem (incl. yenta_socket) and re-loading
everything helps.

(kernel 2.4.7)

> I am sending this to linuxppc-dev and netdev, as I don't know whether
> this is airport-specific, or orinoco/hermes related.

well, my platform is non-ppc, and non-airport, so this seems to be a hint
of it being a generic problem.

> Ethan

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