[vortex-bug] Report on 3c59x

Bogdan Costescu bogdan.costescu@iwr.uni-heidelberg.de
Wed, 31 Jan 2001 18:29:45 +0100 (CET)

On Tue, 30 Jan 2001, Prof. Dr. Kechang Dai wrote:

> Dear friends,
> I have a dell notbook latitude c600 which has a minipci ehter
> 3cn3ac1556B.

I am not so knowledgeable in the CardBus/MiniPCI area, so I was hoping
somebody else might answer...

> I have downloaded the 3c59x driver from the www.scyld.com, and have
> succeeded in loading the modules 3c59x.o and pci-scan.o with insmod.

AFAIK, this driver has support for your card.

> ... As you can see from the output of ifconfig,
> the hardware adr. was set 0.

The first invocation of vortex-diag reported succesfully the node address
and station address, while the second one reported 0. That's weird...

But the autonegotiation reports are also weird:

...   Able to perform Auto-negotiation, negotiation complete.
... Link partner capability is 0000:.
      Negotiation did not complete.
...      Auto-negotiation complete, 10Mbps half duplex.

What is at the other end of the cable (hub, switch, another network card)?


Bogdan Costescu

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