[realtek] GF4050C (RTL8139)

Donald Becker becker@scyld.com
Tue, 21 Aug 2001 12:01:52 -0400 (EDT)

On Tue, 21 Aug 2001, John Traill wrote:

> Subject: [realtek] GF4050C (RTL8139)
> Has anyone had any success with the above card. Its a 5-port 100BaseT
> hub which refuses to work in my x86 debian 2.2 ssytem. I've tried the
> driver which came with the card and downloaded the latest from
> www.scyld.com - Compiled as a module or directly in the kernel but
> without any success.
> Only one of the ports is detected by the kernel

This is likely the correct behavior.  This isn't a five port card.
It is a regular ethernet adapter connected to a five port repeater or

> and it never receives
> any packets as report by ifconfig or by increasing the debug level.

What is the detection message?
What does 'mii-diag' or 'rtl8139-diag -am' report?

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