[tulip-bug] tulip.c:v0.92w, FastLineFO-II (100BaseFX)

Donald Becker becker@scyld.com
Wed, 1 Aug 2001 09:54:16 -0400 (EDT)

On Wed, 1 Aug 2001, Christoph Heine wrote:

> I've tried tulip v0.92w from scyld and have problems with two
> FastLine FO-II (100BaseFX) using a 2.4.3 Kernel. It basically doesn't
> work.

Please confirm: this board has a fiber connection only, with no twisted pair.

What part number is on the transceiver chip?

> Compiling tulip v0.92w works, but when doing insmod, it puts this
> messages in the syslog and the cards don't work:
> tulip.c:v0.92w 7/9/2001  Written by Donald Becker <becker@scyld.com>
>    http://www.scyld.com/network/tulip.html
> eth1: Digital DS21143-xD Tulip rev 65 at 0xc898f000, 00:00:CB:55:06:67, IRQ 12.
>  eth1:  EEPROM default media type MII 100baseTx.

First problem -- the EEPROM states that the card has a MII 100baseTx
twisted pair transceiver, and that the transceiver should be configured
for fixed speed, half duplex.

>  eth1:  Index #0 - Media MII (#11) described by a 21142 MII PHY (3) block.
>  eth1:  Index #1 - Media Transceiver reset (#31) described by a 21143 reset method (5) block.
>  eth1: ***WARNING***: No MII transceiver found!

Second problem -- the transceiver isn't found.  

I'm guessing that you don't really have a MII transceiver.

I'm guessing that you have a 100baseFx __SYM__ transceiver, and that the
setting should be full duplex.

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