[vortex] detecting whether network cable is plugged in?
Thu, 8 Mar 2001 01:09:55 -0500 (EST)
On Wed, 7 Mar 2001, Roman Maeder wrote:
> I can manually bring it down and could possibly also play with different
> boot arguments, but the card knows whether a cable is plugged in
> (at least there is a check-box to this effect in the Windows ME driver
> for it), and based on that information the network startup scripts could
> decide to bring it up or not, much in the same way that it happens with
> PCMCIA cards. Does the current driver support this functionality and
> how would I use it in the startup scripts?
Use 'mii-diag' to monitor the link beat status
There is no driver-based notification that the link state has changed,
although that could be done through the PCI power management register.
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