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Sam460ex Experiences using pciex1 to pci adapter

PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 3:00 pm
by Spectre660
My Sam460ex Onboard Ethernet stopped working for 1 day (No lights and was not recognized at all)
It is working again.
During that period I experimented with a pciex1 to pci adapter .

My Tested Configuration :

PCI 8139 Network card on Pex8112 PCIex1 to PCI adapter .
Sil3112 SATA controller in PCI slot .

The Results:

configuration has problems in AmigaOS 4.1 FE .(Probably with pci DMA on the SATA card)
Downloading or operations with larger files cause the Sam460ex to freeze.
Downloading to USB storage was ok.
Regular AmigaOS 4.1 FE Web use seemed ok .
All seems to work ok under Linux.

Fortunately my Sam460ex on board Ethernet is working again for now.

Re: Sam 460ex Experiences using pciex1 to pci adapter

PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2017 3:02 pm
by Spectre660
Info from Ranger .

Re: Sam460ex Experiences using pciex1 to pci adapter

PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 2:55 pm
by Spectre660
Update:
The problem with file copying exists without the adapter and pci ethernet card so is not related to them. Machine still stable under linux.
Need to revert to the Sil 3512 sata card and check.

Re: Sam460ex Experiences using pciex1 to pci adapter

PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 11:27 pm
by tonyw
Check or replace battery...

Re: Sam460ex Experiences using pciex1 to pci adapter

PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 3:09 am
by Spectre660
Since earlier today stability now ok again but onboard ethernet gone again.
Just changed the battery.Onboard ethernet still not working
Back to the pciex1 to pci adapter and RTL 8139 .

tonyw wrote:Check or replace battery...

Re: Sam460ex Experiences using pciex1 to pci adapter

PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 2:26 pm
by tonyw
I have had intermittent probs with my Sam 460 in the past. Usually it just would not boot or would crash as soon as WB appeared. Each time I had to remove the SODIMM from the mobo, clean the socket and SODIMM contacts carefully with a small brush and replace it again.

I hesitate to suggest it unless you know how to handle static-sensitive components, but that was my experience.

Re: Sam460ex Experiences using pciex1 to pci adapter

PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 2:54 pm
by Spectre660
As everything except the onboard ethernet working very well for now I think that I will leave it for a while.(Only thing that I cant do is TFTP boot Linux kernels)
I had a Sam440ep-flex which occasionally would not start up at all for days .After leaving it for a while it would start up and work ok for months. The problem also manifested itself with the ethernet not working at startup. This was followed immediately by a crash followed by total failure to boot .

Re: Sam460ex Experiences using pciex1 to pci adapter

PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 12:54 pm
by Spectre660
Sam460ex on board ethernet started working again after a two day period.
Hopefully it will keep working.