Subject: kern/6593: Linksys ne2000 does not do full duplex mode.
To: None <>
From: Tim Rightnour <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 12/15/1998 13:04:24
>Number:         6593
>Category:       kern
>Synopsis:       ne0 driver doesn't do full duplex with linksys card.
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    kern-bug-people (Kernel Bug People)
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Tue Dec 15 12:20:00 1998
>Originator:     Tim Rightnour
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>Release:        1.3I<NetBSD-current source date>
System: NetBSD giauzar 1.3I NetBSD 1.3I (GIAUZAR) #3: Wed Nov 25 09:52:24 MST 1998     root@rigel:/usr/src/current/src/sys/arch/alpha/compile/GIAUZAR alpha

I have a Realtek 8029 Ethernet on ne0 on my alpha.  According to ifconfig -m,
and Jason Thorpe, this card should support full duplex.  (yes, I have a
switch that suppots it.)

Unfortunately, I cannot activate full duplex on this card for some reason.
When i se the mediaopt to FDX, it never lights the FDX lights on the switch,
and ttcp tests do not show any improvement.

giauzar# ifconfig -m ne0
        media: Ethernet autoselect (10baseT)
        supported Ethernet media:
                media 10base2
                media 10baseT mediaopt full-duplex
                media 10baseT
                media autoselect
        inet netmask 0xffffff00 broadcast

insert Realtek 8029 card, and type ifconfig ne0 media 10baseT mediaopt full-duplex