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.