Is that an ISA card? If so 3com use to have a utility to change IRQ & DMA. I have used it with building LRP boxes. It may be quicker to test with another card you may find there is someother problem.
----- Original Message ----- From: "Pat Hayes" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To: <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Sent: Tuesday, June 15, 2004 6:02 PM Subject: 3com 3c905 watchdog error > Undoubtedly this problem has been covered many times. I am not very savy > with Freebsd. > > > > > > I am using Freebsd 4.9 compiled for use with smp. The system has a Promise > Fasttrak tx2 100 raid card using 4x40 in a raid 0, which is currently acting > as a small file server for my lan. Whenever I copy large files or a large > number of smaller files (mp3's) off the server the system reboots or worse > yet it reboots. The system has a 3com 3c905b-tx nic in the system. I have > noticed that if I set my other machine, to which I wish to copy the files > to, to run at 10mbit's and leave the freebsd box at 100mbit/sec the crash > takes much longer to happen. Normally it would crash within 3-5 minutes, so > not immediately, and much longer, say 20 minutes if I copy at 10mbit/sec. I > have also noticed that if I copy 1 600 meg file off, it will not crash, yet > if I copy 100 mp3's off, it crashes. The system is also running apache, > sendmail and bind. Initially I was getting xl0 timeout errors. After doing > some googling I discovered the possibility of a irq conflict. I immediately > took out any other cards in the system, sound/decoder, and moved the network > card and promise raid controllers around in slots until the bios post screen > showed no irq sharing or conflict. Yet the problem still remains. It is here > now that I've noticed that occasionally instead of locking up, it will just > reboot, although still most of the time it locks up. > > > > System information is: > > > > Abit Bp6 with dual Celeron 366's. > > Standard ide boot drive > > 4 ide 40 gig western digital drives on promise fasttrak tx2 100 raid > controller > > 3com 3c905b-tx nic > > Nvidia geforce 2 video > > > > I think that's about all the standard stuff, nothing else in there. > > > > > > Any help would really be appreciated > > > > Pat > > > > > > P.S. Please accept in advance my apologies if this seems too simple or a > dead subject, as I have just joined the mailing list. I really enjoy using > freebsd, just seems easier than all the linux distro's. > > > > _______________________________________________ > [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" > > _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"