Fri Jul 24 18:13:26 1998
There are still problems with mediadetection.
Recently i was able to get the NIC of the hitachi laptop working.
( htttp://www.pixelpark.com/~tom/linux )
I am connected to a nbase 2032 switcth doing 10/100 FD and everything is fine.
MII monitoring tick: CSR12 c6, MII status 782d, Link partner report 01e1.
Setting full-duplex based on MII Xcvr #17 parter capability of 01e1.
This seems just fine, though i dont know what 01e1 means or where to find
documentation for this.
Now the problem which has also been reported to me by other users trying
the setup i described on my webpage:
When connected to a nbase 10 switch doing only 10 Mbps i can receive no
packages, but i can send them.
eth0: MII monitoring tick: CSR12 c6, MII status 782d, Link partner report 0021.
(no next line saying something about setting anything :-( )
- Is there a way to set the mediatype fixed ?
i tried tulip_diag -f -A 10baseTx without success.
- I am using tulip 0.83, which is the only version of tulip that i can
compile with 2.1.107. I need 2.1.107 because it adresses some pci quirks
So is there a way to get a more recent tulip driver with better
mediadetection compiled with a 2.1 kernel ?
-Are there any options i should put in /etc/conf.modules ?
- Actualy i never wanted to get that deep into the intrinsics of
networkdrivers, but here i am asking where i can find some more
Especialy what "status 782d" and "report 0021" means.
gruss tom roth