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RE: 3c509 with 2.4.0 kernel and sid

let's have a look ... 

Did you try ... ?


Also, if i'm correct you would be able to set this parameter with netconf or
would at least find the dox when you use 

man netconf



-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Bell [mailto:whbell@bell-cs.com]
Sent: Friday, January 26, 2001 2:13 PM
To: debian-user@lists.debian.org
Subject: RE: 3c509 with 2.4.0 kernel and sid

Hello Joris,

I am sure all the NIC network config paramerters are good under
/etc/network/interfaces.  You are correct though, I am trying to
find the correct option to send in from the lilo.conf append= line
to force the the 10baseT media port on, (if there is one :-).  This
has been the target of my searchs and RTFMs so far.


-- Bill
C.R.E.A.M.  Dark Angel

Quoting Joris:

> Hi,
> Isn't this just a netconfiguration issue ?
> At install of a debian system you can pass parameters to the module such
> as
> the media port (bnc,utp) i think you should read something on that
> instead.
> Don't really know where you should configure that. Dive into those
> How-To's
> :)
> Greets,
> Joris
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Bill Bell [mailto:whbell@bell-cs.com]
>> Sent: Friday, January 26, 2001 7:28 AM
>> To: debian-user@lists.debian.org
>> Subject: 3c509 with 2.4.0 kernel and sid
>> Hello all,
>> I have a dual NIC system using two 3c509 cards.  This configuration
>> has
>> been working well under sid with a 2.2.18 kernel (my current system).
>> I have been trying to move up to a 2.4.0 kernel and I am having
>> problems.
>> My problem is when booting with the 2.4.0 kernel, both NIC cards have
>> the wrong media port enabled.  The boot message is saying something
>> like "Coax port" instead of "10baseT port".
>> This is the lilo.conf append line I use to get both cards working for
>> the 2.2.18 kernel.
>> append="ether=10,0x300,eth0 ether=11,0x310,eth1"
>> When I remark out this append line, run lilo, and boot the 2.4.0
>> kernel,
>> eth0 gets configed correctly with the 10baseT port enabled, but eth1
>> is not found.
>> Some of the things I have tried-
>> RTFM docs under /usr/src/linux/Documentation/networking
>> searching the debian user list archives
>> searching www.kernel.org documentation
>> other various FAQs on the web
>> Possible problems as a guess-
>> 1) I am missing a new append "ether='parameter'"
>> 2) There is a better way to use the "ether=" line
>> 3) 2.4.0 kernel has a bug in the 3c509 driver (?)
>> More info-
>> I have PnP turned off in both the BIOS and on both NICs.
>> Thanks for any and all suggestions.
>> -- Bill
>> C.R.E.A.M.  Dark Angel

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