Subject: Re: 1.3_ALPHA problems..
To: Chris Csanady <>
From: Mark H. Levine <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 10/29/1997 23:03:19
Funny, our de driver comes up enabling the 100Base-T port, and
we get the alignment errors until we can ifconfig the media back
to 10Base-T.  What's the config option for the bootstrap media
selection, and why can't it follow the console option setting?

I find that coming up 100Base-T will immediately transmit jams
on most of our 10BaseT hubs, which is entertaining.  That behavior
can be controlled from the SRM (set ewa0_mode utp), but the driver
seems to have its own idea, and when it sets 100BaseT, instead of
actually transmitting the jam (as if the ewa0_mode were wrong) it
merely gets alignment errors and limps along.

Is the driver writer around to explain what's happening? :)