tulip v0.91g versus built-in 21143 on Compaq Presario 5600i
Thu Sep 2 18:01:20 1999
On Tue, Aug 31, 1999 at 09:50:35AM -0500, Eliot R. Smith allegedly wrote:
> I have a Compaq Presario 5600i-350, bought in January 99.
> This uses a DEC 21143 chip for a built-in
> 10baseT networking port. However, the tulip driver does not
Strange, only 10baseT?
> seem to find the right transceiver and the interface will never become
> active. This is under basically a Debian
> 2.1 installation but with kernel upgraded to 2.2.10. (Of course, the
> same hardware works fine under win98, grumble, grumble.)
> Here's the detail provided by the tulip driver when it's loaded (dmesg output)
> DMESG output from insmod tulip
> Linux version 2.2.10 (root@esmith2) (gcc version 18.104.22.168) #2 Mon Jul 5 17:54:29 EST 1999
> tulip.c:v0.91g 7/16/99 firstname.lastname@example.org
> eth0: Digital DS21143 Tulip rev 65 at 0x1000, 00:08:C7:13:DB:D5, IRQ 11.
> eth0: EEPROM default media type Autosense.
> eth0: Index #0 - Media AUI (#2) described by a 21142 Serial PHY (2) block.
> eth0: Index #1 - Media 10baseT (#0) described by a 21142 Serial PHY (2) block.
> eth0: Index #2 - Media 10baseT-FD (#4) described by a 21142 Serial PHY (2) block.
> eth0: Index #3 - Media MII (#11) described by a 21142 MII PHY (3) block.
> eth0: ***WARNING***: No MII transceiver found!
This seems correct if your NIC is supposed to only be capable of 10baseT.
A MII or PHY tranceiver is only used for 100 mbit connectionsi, as far as
Too bad I can't help you any further. I haven't seem this problem myself.
Maybe somebody else has an idea?