[eepro100] can't negotiate the switch
Thu Dec 20 13:05:00 2001
On Thu, 20 Dec 2001, John Howay wrote:
> >> I first left the interface(s) set to autonegotiate, then I forced (on
> >> the fly) 100-FD with mii-diag. I tried this with both adapters. I have
> >> not successfully booted to 100-FD. Could this be my problem?
> >What driver version version?
> >What did mii-diag report?
> mii-diag eth1 returns:
> Basic Registers of MII PHY #30:
> 1000 786d 0000 6b60 01e1 0081 0004 2001
> Basic Mode Control Register 0x1000 : Auto negotiation enabled.
> You have link beat, and everything is working OK.
> Your link partner is generating 100baseTx link beat (no autonegotiation)
> End of basic transceiver information.
This is consistent with a link partner that is set to forced-full-duplex.
> Can you tell me how to check the driver version?
Use 'dmesg', or watch when the driver is loaded.
Note that I do *not* support modified drivers. Many of the drivers in
the 2.4 kernel have been modified in way that I consider broken.
> >What are the statistics and error counts from 'ifconfig' or 'cat
> RX packets: 8640 errors: 0 dropped: 0 overruns: 0
> TX packets: 0 errors: 534 dropped: 0 overruns: 0 frame: 0 carrier: 534
> collisions: 0 txqueuelen: 100
Hmmm, this is bad: you are receiving packets, but not transmitting.
> Finally, running eepro100-diag -a returns:
> eepro100-diag.c:v2.06 12/10/2001 Donald Becker (firstname.lastname@example.org)
> Index #1: Found a Intel i82557/8/9 EtherExpressPro100 adapter at 0x2040.
> i82557 chip registers at 0x2040
> 00000000 00000000 00000000 00080002 18217809 00000000
> No interrupt sources are pending.
> The transmit unit state is 'Idle'
> The receive unit state is 'Idle'
> This status is unusual for an activated interface.
You should run this when the interface is up.
> If I run mii-diag without specifying an interface, it brings up the 'default'
> interface, eth0, which I put 'down' with ifconfig. Is there a way to make eth1
> the default?
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