[tulip] NetGear FA310TX detected on bootup but not usable

Donald Becker becker@scyld.com
Tue, 19 Sep 2000 19:41:38 -0400 (EDT)

On Tue, 19 Sep 2000, Alex Southgate wrote:

> I installed a FA310TX Rev.2 in an old Zeos Pantera P60 box runing RH6.1 with
> kernel 2.2.14 I believe.  

Note: old P60!

> eth0: Lite-On 82c168 PNIC rev 32 at 0xc383b000, 00:A0:CC:66:4E:84, IRQ 10.
> eth0:  MII transceiver #1 config 3000 status 782d advertising 01e1.
> Running ./tulip-diag -m -m I get some strange Rx and Tx process states,
> namely "Reading a Rx/Tx descriptor" respectively.  This seems odd to me.  Is
> this indicative of a particular problem? 

You don't have the card in a bus master slot.

> tulip-diag.c:v2.03 7/31/2000 Donald Becker (becker@scyld.com)
>  http://www.scyld.com/diag/index.html
> Index #1: Found a Lite-On 82c168 PNIC adapter at 0x3000.
>  Port selection is MII, half-duplex.
>  Transmit started, Receive started, half-duplex.
>   The Rx process state is 'Reading a Rx descriptor'.
>   The Tx process state is 'Reading a Tx descriptor'.

Yup, the board is not getting a bus grant signal.

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