Re: What is SIOCSIFFLAGS, and when will he be back?
On Mon, 17 Jul 2000, Raymond L. Zarling wrote:
> Yes, I have booted linux both from a cold start and after running windows,
> with no difference. But I guess that indicates some kind of Plug and Play
> problem. I don't think that's what's going on in my case, since the dmesg
> output (recorded below) says to me that the kernal is talking to the card
> just fine.
> Does anyone, please, know how I could research this problem farther? Prove,
> for instance, whether it is or is not a Plug and Play problem?
I have had a similar problem (though it DID fix with soft booting). I have
browsed through the drivers source (I think it was kernel 2.2.15?). What I
have found is that the card and the driver have poor media
autosensing. The log shows you are trying to autosense. Also, on a 3com
card (its driver's author is the same) I had some headaches, for the card
seemed PnP, but it lied (you had to programme its parameters via
3c5x9setup). I suggest that you should look for a tool like 3c5x9 for your
card and try programming its IRQ and I/O settings to those autodetected by
the driver, also don't rely on the driver's autosensing.
> >> firstname.lastname@example.org
> >> ****** dmesg ******
> >> Linux version 2.2.12 (root@crashtest) (gcc version 18.104.22.168) #2 Thu Aug 26
> >> 11:46:26 PDT 1999
> >> ...
> >> tulip.c:v0.91g 7/16/99 email@example.com
> >> eth0: Digital DS21143 Tulip rev 65 at 0x6100, 00:C0:F0:3B:F7:91, IRQ 0.
> >> eth0: EEPROM default media type Autosense.
> >> eth0: Index #0 - Media MII (#11) described by a 21142 MII PHY (3) block.
> >> eth0: MII transceiver #1 config 3000 status 7829 advertising 01e1.
> >> ****** ifconfig -a ******
> >> eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:C0:F0:3B:F7:91
> >> inet addr:192.168.1.13 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
> >> BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
> >> RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
> >> TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
> >> collisions:0 txqueuelen:100
> >> Base address:0x6100
> >> lo Link encap:Local Loopback
> >> inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
> >> UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:3924 Metric:1
> >> RX packets:8 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
> >> TX packets:8 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
> >> collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
> >> ****** lsmod ******
> >> Module Size Used by
> >> nls_cp437 3548 1 (autoclean)
> >> tulip 29060 0 (unused)
> >> serial 18412 1
> >> parport 6600 0 (unused)
> >> vfat 8972 1
> >> umsdos 22768 0 (unused)