Etherpower II: Flashing LED, no Contact
Mon Aug 31 13:01:49 1998
I have Problems getting a 9432TX to work in any System. The environment:
- Kernel is Linux 2.0.27, 2.0.29 or 2.0.33 (regardless),
- Mainboards are Gigabyte GA586SG or several HX/TX Chipset types
- epic100.o comes from v1.02 or v.1.04, both compiled well, no errors
- cabling tested with several approved CAT5-cables
- connection tried to the following devices:
* Switches at 100Mbit, 10Mbit and one with autonegotiating
* one Hub at fixed 10Mbit
* crossover-cables to another Host running Ne2000-Clone at 10Mbit
In any machine I tried there was a Ne2000-Clone as eth0 running fine for
I have also payed attention to the PCI-Slot and BIOS IRQ-Handling, but
everywhere I try I get (in messages)
Aug 31 18:29:43 calvin kernel: epic100.c:v1.02 8/5/98 Donald Becker http://cesdis.gsfc.nasa.gov/linux/drivers/epic100.html
Aug 31 18:29:43 calvin kernel: eth1: SMC EPIC/100 (chip ID 0005) at 0x6000, IRQ 10, 00:e0:29:0f:81:65.
Aug 31 18:29:43 calvin kernel: eth1: MII transceiver #3 found, control 3000 status 7809 advertising 01e1 negotiated 0001.
Aug 31 18:29:43 calvin kernel: PCI latency timer (CFLT) is 0x20.
and (in syslog)
Aug 31 18:29:43 calvin kernel: EEctrl is 61.
Aug 31 18:29:43 calvin kernel: e000EEctrl is 61.
Aug 31 18:29:43 calvin last message repeated 14 times
(this message several Times).
All I can see is the syslog-message and the onboard LED flashing
100, Link, 100, none, 100, Link, 100, none, 100, ...
No TX/RX, no stable Link... the Device can be configured via ifconfig,
but neither switch nor hub nor crossover-card comes up with an active
link (indeed, they also blink in the same order/speed!)
What went wrong? I have compiled the diagnostic programs but the output
is not very, hum, sharp for me.
I suppose the card is defective in the transceiver-area onboard, but what
tools do I have to find out clearly?
Any help would be greatly appreciated, If I have to provide any other
data, I will do so.
Thanks in advance -
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