Subject: Re: PWS onboard tlp not working?
To: None <port-alpha@NetBSD.org>
From: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
Date: 07/19/2007 03:13:25
>>> [...trouble with PWS600au onboard tlp0]
>> I have the same problem with my PWS 500au. [...]
> This is a common problem. You can work around it by setting a fixed
> mode and speed on the SRM console. I don't have my Alphas here at
> the moment, but IIRC, it is "set ewa0_mode [whatever]".
Doesn't seem to work for me.
ewa0_mode was already set to Twisted-Pair. Given what I was connecting
it to (a 10/half-only hub), that's the only mode that would work. The
values listed by "set ewa0_mode fnord" are:
Full Duplex, Twisted-Pair
FastFD (Full Duplex)
I tried Auto-Negotiate and I tried setting it back to Twisted-Pair.
Didn't make any functional difference as far as I could tell.
Tomorrow I hope to get a PCI ethernet dug out and put in it...if I can
find one that doesn't give SRM fits. (I tried a fiber card I had
handy, but I got PCI-related machine checks before even starting to
boot. Admittedly, the card could be broken for all I know - I have
two, and put the other in a nearby machine, but didn't try swapping
them to see if one was busted. It's totally possible I have other
network cards that won't upset SRM....)
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