Western Digital/SMC WD80x3, SMC Elite Ultra, and SMC
EtherEZ Ethernet device
we0 at isa? port 0x280 iomem 0xd0000 irq 9
we1 at isa? port 0x300 iomem 0xcc000 irq 10
we* at isapnp?
device driver supports Western
Digital/SMC WD80x3, SMC Elite Ultra, and SMC EtherEZ Ethernet cards.
The ability to select media from software is dependent on the particular model
of WD/SMC card. The following models support only manual configuration:
WD8003S, WD8003E, and WD8013EBT.
Other WD/SMC 80x3 interfaces support two types of media on a single card. All
support the AUI media type. The other media is either BNC or UTP being a
transceiver. Software cannot differentiate between BNC and UTP cards. On some
models, the AUI port is always active.
The SMC Elite Ultra and SMC EtherEZ interfaces support three media on a single
card: AUI, BNC, and UTP. If the transceiver is active, the BNC media is
selected. Otherwise, the AUI and UTP ports are both active. Cards of this
vintage may also be found which lack one or two of the connectors. These cards
also know what interrupt they are configured for, and will correct such
problems (for further interrupt issues, see
The SMC EtherEZ does not yet work correctly in
mode. The SMC Elite
Ultra does not work in “soft configuration” mode.
To enable the AUI media, select the 10base5
media type with
‘media’ directive. To select the other media (transceiver),
select the 10base2
- we0: overriding IRQ <n> to <m>
- The IRQ specified in the kernel configuration file is different from that
found in the card's configuration registers. The value in the kernel
configuration file is being overridden by the one configured into the
- we0: can't wildcard IRQ on a <model>
- The IRQ was wildcarded in the kernel configuration file, and the card is a
WD8003S, WD8003E, or WD8013EBT, which do not support software IRQ
- we0: failed to clear shared memory at offset <off>
- The memory test was unable to clear the interface's shared memory region.
This often indicates that the card is configured at a conflicting