[eepro100] eepro and SMC switch issue

Derek Balling dredd@megacity.org
Tue Jan 29 15:09:00 2002

At 2:53 PM -0500 1/29/02, Donald Becker wrote:
>What driver version?

The "latest" that's in our debian build:

eepro100.c:v1.09j-t 9/29/99 Donald Becker 
eepro100.c: $Revision: 1.36 $ 2000/11/17 Modified by Andrey V. 
Savochkin <saw@sa
w.sw.com.sg> and others

which, admittedly, seems pretty damned old.

>   mii-diag --watch
>and monitor the output as you move the cable.

After I signed up for the list, I found the mii-diag/mii-tool tools, 
and found the problem. Autonegotiation ... well, ... it wasn't. ;-)

Forcing it to 100baseTx-FD worked like a champ.

Although I found it "annoying" that I couldn't specify "100baseTx-FD" 
as a "media" argument to ifconfig, although not so terribly much that 
I would worry too much about it (it might even theoretically be 
possible to do that if debian would include more recent versions of 
the driver that I'm sure must exist).


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