[tulip] Tulip driver "no link test" mode?
Sun, 11 Jun 2000 12:38:59 -0500
I'm trying to get my cable modem working under Linux but I need to disable link
beat checking to get it working. The NIC I was provided with is the SMC 8432T
with the 21041 chip. When I try to bring the interface up, I get a message
saying no link beat, switching media to 10Base2... Under windows, the driver has
to be set to something like "10BaseT-no_link_test" to work correctly. Is it
possible to do this with the tulip driver? I tried mucking around with the code
(v0.92) without much success. I have a feeling the changes I made broke other
functions in the driver.
On a side note, my cable modem (Motorola CyberSURFR Wave) has a PC light which I
assume lights when the NIC is initialized and starts talking to the cable modem
(link beats?). With the tulip driver included in RH6.2, once I insmod the
driver the light comes on. With v0.92, I insmod the driver and the light stays
off... even though it looks like the driver loads ok (there are lines in
/var/log/messages that seem to indicate everything is ok). Any clue why this