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Bug#194926: modconf: Wrong options in info screen for 3c59x module

Package: modconf
Version: 0.2.44
Severity: normal

The information text in /usr/share/modconf/descr.gz for the 3c59x module
(3com NICs) seems to be incorrect. It says that providing the option
"12" (as a sum of 8 (=full-duplex) and 4 (100base-TX)) makes the NIC run
100 Mbps and full-duplex. That didn't work at least for the 3com 905B
and 3com 905C PCI cards. I assume this information is either a typo or

According to http://www-didc.lbl.gov/TCP-tuning/duplex.htm and
http://www.scyld.com/network/vortex.html the correct option for setting
the full-duplex bit is not 8 but 0x200. So to get 100/full working you
need to specify "options=0x204". Can be quite annyoing to transfer 55
Bytes/second instead of 9 MB/second. :)


-- System Information
Debian Release: 3.0
Architecture: i386
Kernel: Linux tuxbox 2.4.20 #4 SMP Mon May 19 12:42:57 CEST 2003 i686 unknown unknown GNU/Linux
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=de_DE

Versions of packages modconf depends on:
ii  modutils                     2.4.15-1    Linux module utilities.
ii  whiptail                     0.50.17-9.6 Displays user-friendly dialog boxe
ii  whiptail [whiptail-provider] 0.50.17-9.6 Displays user-friendly dialog boxe

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