[epic] problems with epic100 and fx-connection

Henning Thomsen thomsen@ipp.mpg.de
Thu, 17 Aug 2000 11:18:30 +0200

Hi there!

I'm working with a SuSe 6.4 System (Kernel 2.2.14) and 
have got the Etherpower II 10/100 (SMC9432 Series) installed.

There are no error messages with the epic100 module (version 1.06)
and I can ping myself but no-one else. As I'm connected to the net by 
fiber optics, and the Card is working fine under Windows,
I think the driver looks for a RJ-45 connection.
I didn't find any options to select 100baseFX.
Can you help?

Thank you, Henning

Output from epic-diag:

epic-diag.c:v2.00 4/19/2000 Donald Becker (becker@scyld.com)
Index #1: Found a SMSC EPIC/100 83c170 adapter at 0xb800.
The EPIC/100 chip appears to be active, so some registers will not be
To see all register values use the '-f' flag.
 No interrupt sources are pending.
   PHY event indication.
 Rx state is 'Running', Tx state is 'Idle'.
  Transmitter: slot time 512 bits, half-duplex mode.
  Last transmit FAILED!!, 0 collisions.
  Receiver control is 000c, multicast mode.
  The last Rx frame was 0 bytes, status 0.
Parsing the EEPROM of a EPIC/100:
 Station Address 00:E0:29:43:11:95.
 Board name 'SMC9432FTX  ', revision 0.
  Calculated checksum is 00, correct.
 Subsystem ID Vendor/Device 10b8/a016.
 ***WARNING***: No MII transceivers found!
 MII PHY #3 transceiver registers:
   1000 7809 7810 0003 01e1 0000 0000 0000
   0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000
   0000 0000 4000 0000 043b 0010 0000 0002
   0001 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000.
 Basic mode control register 0x1000: Auto-negotiation enabled.
 Basic mode status register 0x7809 ... 7809.
   Link status: not established.
   Capable of  100baseTx-FD 100baseTx 10baseT-FD 10baseT.
   Able to perform Auto-negotiation, negotiation not complete.
 Vendor ID is 1e:04:00:--:--:--, model 0 rev. 3.
   Vendor/Part: Level One LXT971A.
 I'm advertising 01e1: 100baseTx-FD 100baseTx 10baseT-FD 10baseT
   Advertising no additional info pages.
   IEEE 802.3 CSMA/CD protocol.
 Link partner capability is 0000:.
   Negotiation did not complete.
 Use '-a' or '-aa' to show device registers,
     '-e' to show EEPROM contents, -ee for parsed contents,
  or '-m' or '-mm' to show MII management registers.

 Henning Thomsen                       
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