Subject: Re: problems with built-in 3c905b on Dell Precision 410
To: Manuel Bouyer <email@example.com>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 09/10/2001 16:22:04
In message <20010910221609.A1220@antioche.eu.org>, Manuel Bouyer writes:
>On Mon, Sep 10, 2001 at 04:05:57PM -0400, Steve Bellovin wrote:
>> I'm trying to install NetBSD-current on a Dell Precision 410. This
>> machine had been running BSD/OS, so I know that the network hardware
>> works. When I boot the machine (using the 1.5X install floppies), the
>> appropriate green lights are on for the Ethernet cable. ifconfig shows
>> that all is normal; it even says that the interface is autoselected
>> to 100M bps, full duplex, status active.
>> However, if I try to set an address, the light goes off and ifconfig
>> tells me that no carrier is detected.
>And what happens if you try to force the media at this point ?
>ifconfig ex0 media 100baseTX mediaopt full-duplex
No error, but the same status afterwards. The same happens if I
explicitly turn off full duplex.
--Steve Bellovin, http://www.research.att.com/~smb