Subject: kern/16500: Bug in ne2000 driver
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List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 04/26/2002 01:10:59
>Number:         16500
>Category:       kern
>Synopsis:       ne2000 can't change its media type anymore (IOCTL lossage?)
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       critical
>Priority:       high
>Responsible:    kern-bug-people
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Thu Apr 25 16:12:00 PDT 2002
>Originator:     Reinoud Zandijk
>Release:        NetBSD 1.5ZA
System: NetBSD kabel208244 1.5ZA NetBSD 1.5ZA (PAALHUIS) #0: Fri Mar 8 00:01:23 CET 2002 root@kabel208244:/usr/sources/src/sys/arch/i386/compile/PAALHUIS i386
Architecture: i386
Machine: i386

On the Trust ne2000 ISA combo cards based on the RTL8019, the media type is
not selectable with ifconfig ... `ifconfig -m ne1' shows that the card is
capable of 10base2, 10baseT, 10baseT mediaopt full-duplex and autoselect.

When issueing `ifconfig ne1 10baseT' it refuses to go to half duplex and gives
a `ifconfig: SIOCSIFMEDIA: Invalid argument' ... other media types give the
same ioctl error.

Use a ne2000 card with autoselect that fails.

not known.... where are the ioctl's handled? are there even ioctl handled?