new to netwinder

janrinze at janrinze at
Sat Jul 28 18:24:55 EDT 2007

---- Ralph Siemsen <ralphs at> schrijft: 
> On Sat, Jul 28, 2007 at 02:05:57PM -0400, Jamie Guinan wrote:
> > 
> > I've had some trouble with that off and on, the symptom usually being 
> > garbled sound output, but I've been running 2.6.16 for a while now, 
> > and light sound usage seems to be Ok.  Alsa modules,
> Hmm, the DMA problem results in pops in the sound (eg. playback stops),
> or stuters.  If you are getting garbled sound, that is likely something
> else.  I have a suspicion that we're missing to setup somethign in the
> WaveArtist that BIOS would normally do, because from time to time, when
> I power up a netwinder, the little three-note chime it plays moments after
> powering on comes out all the wrong notes.

I guess I don't reboot that often.. :-)

$ uptime
 18:46:01  up 194 days,  2:29,  1 user,  load average: 0.15, 0.03, 0.01

> > Recently I've had another problem: the DEC/tulip port (eth0 on my 
> > setup) has started dropping link for ~1 second at a time under heavy 
> > usage, which I really notice when playing quake/etc (my netwinder is 
> > my firewall, I don't play quake on it).  I read on the FAQ that the 
> > link LED on the netwinder is inverted, but I can see the link go down 
> > on the switch side,
> > 
> >
> Interesting.  I'd recommend building the tulip driver with debugging
> enabled (at least, media level debugging) and seeing what the netwinder
> thinks.  If its renegotiating parity/speed, you'll see info on the
> console and/or in dmesg output.
> -R
My other netwinder had a broken fan which caused the tulip ethernet chip to overheat..
I cant use it as a gateway anymore but maybe I should install Debian Etch on it ..

I have been using 40Gb disks for quite some time and never had any trouble with that..

About tftp.. maybe flashing the Netwinder with the latest Netrom might fix that.. 

Jan Rinze.

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