[tulip] Problems with Redhat 7.2 networking ...

Donald Becker becker@scyld.com
Fri Jan 18 14:36:03 2002

On Thu, 17 Jan 2002, Manish Kurup wrote:

>    I have a Compaq Presario 5690 with a DEC 21143 (tulip chip) on the
> network card. I was using RedHat 6.1 successfully with my DSL
> connection, going directly into the DSL modem and PPoE (Roaring Penguin
> stack). All was well until I bought a Linksys 4 port Cable/DSL router
> (BEFSR41 V.2).

My guess: you have a 21143 with a SYM transceiver.

> Upgrading to Redhat 7.2 doesnt seem to solve this problem as well.

It won't -- with a SYM transceiver, the RH7.2 behavior is worse.  You
need an updated driver.


Info update: With  RH7.2 be certain that you have the full and proper
kernel sources installed.  The "kernel-headers" package no longer
contains kernel headers!  This has been the cause of many
symbol-mismatch reports on the list.

>    Can someone tell me how I can set up my network card to work in this
> configuration. OH, the tulip-diags program says that the card is being
> setup in 100Mbps full duplex and no MII transceivers found. I have tried
> insmod'ing the tulip driver with different options like 0=auto, 1, 2, 3,
> 4 ... nothing seems to work would greatly appreciate any help on this
> matter ....

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