My problem: after some time connected (using this netcard to connect to my dlink dsl 500g adsl router), connection starts to slow, slow, then I can't ping anything, can't connect to anything. Everything times out.
What I tried: first I changed some network config (/etc/network/*, /etc/resolv.conf, etc), then did that on the modem settings (ipfilter, etc), none worked. I don't have the same problem when using another o.s. with this sis900.
I also tried some other kernel versions (2.4.27/2.6.10/2.6.11-rc3/2.4.18), disabled acpi (I read somewhere when trying to get this working that acpi is known to cause problems outside of it in the linux kernel, I am not saying it, I just tried this solution too =), and also apic. What else, well, I did this on two linux systems (one machine), and none had anything about errors on their log files, even when telling the sis900 module do write debug msgs.
Anyone else had problems with sis900? I don't think it's broken, cause it works w/ other o.s. I have this netcard for a while, and I don't think I had problems before, by the 2.4 initial releases time. I read somewhere one had this problem under heavy network load, and I increased (2x) my download speed recently. Any pointers? I'm a little bit clueless now =|.
PCChips Mobo 830LU (SiS 735/SiS 5513)
sis900.c: v1.08.02 11/30/2001
PCI: Assigned IRQ 10 for device 00:03.0
eth0: Realtek RTL8201 PHY transceiver found at address 1.
eth0: Using transceiver found at address 1 as default
eth0: SiS 900 PCI Fast Ethernet at 0xd400, IRQ 10, 00:0a:e6:9c:c2:71.
0000:00:03.0 Ethernet controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS900 PCI Fast Ethernet (rev 90)
Subsystem: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS900 10/100 Ethernet Adapter
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 10
I/O ports at d400 [size=256]
Memory at cfffd000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
Expansion ROM at cffc0000 [disabled] [size=128K]
Capabilities:  Power Management version 2
Lauro C. (firstname.lastname@example.org)