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mbcooker

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I have set up and configured a Slackware 9 system (install drivers, recompile kernel, bootstrap the latest gcc...). It is connected to the internet and a network of Windoze and Mac machines. My problem is that whenever I am downloading something large over samba, my system will always crash. It does not, however always crash at the same time. It also crashes on internet downloads, although this is dodgy because sometimes it crashes at the 18 megabyte mark, and sometimes I can get away with hundreds of megabytes. I am beginning to suspect my NIC, which is a SMC1211TX using the RTL8139 driver, regretably compiled into my kernel. Can somebody help me remove this problem that is spoiling my otherwise perfect setup? Thanks in advance for helping me.
 
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YOu could Recompile your kernel with the proper driver, then if that doesnt work, i'd recommend just going out and getting a new one.
 

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No, the NIC is an rtl8139 chipset sold as the 1211tx. I am just wondering if the NIC is the culprit. btw, I can browse the internet as much as I want.
 
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Have you checked the logs in /var/log for any clues? My guess is that /var/log/syslog and/or /var/log/messages might have entries that would help you get things sorted out. Also, you might try looking in the samba logs in samba-home-directory/var/log.

Hope this helps.
 
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So its just under samba that it crashes. I'm not an expert on samba, but if i had to make an uneducated guess, i would say....

I have no idea. I'm not gonna give bad advice, so hold on.
 
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