[realtek] re: yellow light
Mon Sep 16 07:38:01 2002
On Mon, 16 Sep 2002, Piotr Trojanek wrote:
> >On Fri, 13 Sep 2002, Piotr Trojanek wrote:
> >> it happens once per month, but sometimes once per day, that yellow LED
> >> indicating LINK-ON turns off. when ping'ing the machine I don't get any
> >> responses.
> >What driver version are you using?
> >What does 'rtl8139-diag' report when the link fails?
> and there's no way to ie. auto email diags to me, since network
> connection is down!
> >> first, I thought that this can be matter of kernel driver, so I changed
> >> it from 8139too.c (linux-2.4.18) to old one (linux-2.2.19). It seemed
> >> that this was the case, but problem started to wake again.
> >Please report the driver version, not the kernel version.
> 2.2.19 (rtl8139.c): v1.07
> 2.4.18 (8139too.c): 0.9.25
OK, the current version of rtl8139.c is v1.20a.
The v1.07 driver was released in July 1999.
> maybe more important is, thats RTL8139B (I know, that B/C has only
> voltage difference, but...)
There are several other differences.
> As I was studing RTL spec's pdf, driver code, I can't see any way to
> manipulate "yellow LED" in software way -- it's seems bo impossible even
> on chip interface. I've written, that RJ-45 plug out/in is 100% trick.
This might be a "twister tuning" problem, caused by echos on the cable.
> I guess, that if there is ANY software way to emulate chip's behavior,
> in similar way, as it does when I phisically plug RJ-45 into it, I would
> make it happend every ie. 60 seconds.
I suggest you try an updated driver first.
tar xfvz netdrivers.tgz
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