Subject: Re: PWS onboard tlp not working?
To: der Mouse <mouse@Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
From: Johnny Billquist <email@example.com>
Date: 07/19/2007 13:27:28
I run -current on a 434au right now. I think that this should be very
much the same deal.
Ethernet works fine, but I don't think autonegotiation works.
You should set up the link speed in the boot monitor, and then just
mirror that setup in the ifconfig command.
der Mouse skrev:
> Yesterday, I received a PWS 600au (thank you, you know who you are).
> It seems to work fine...mostly. :)
> The onboard Ethernet - tlp0 - doesn't work right. The person who sent
> it to me installed 3.0 (basically straight off the CD, accept all the
> defaults); it boots OK, but when I try to use the Ethernet, I have
> trouble. I get "tlp0: transmit timeout", and then it starts jabbering,
> or something like it - I had it connected to a hub, and the collision
> light on the hub went on solid, but other machines on the hub saw no
> traffic at all. But it's not just fried hardware, because if I tell it
> to netboot, it gets all the way through to starting the kernel. (It
> doesn't *work*, because the alpha netboot setup I have has a kernel not
> compatible with this machine, but the network works far enough to get
> the kernel loaded, without going wonky.)
> tlp0 is reported (by the 3.0 kernel) as
> tlp0 at pci0 dev 3 function 0: DECchip 21143 Ethernet, pass 3.0
> tlp0: interrupting at dec 550 irq 0
> tlp0: DEC, Ethernet address 00:00:f8:76:58:a1
> nsphy0 at tlp0 phy 5: DP83840 10/100 media interface, rev. 1
> nsphy0: 10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX, auto
> tlp0: 10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 10base2, 10base5
> Any thoughts? Or is this something I'll just have to live with until I
> get something newer (3.1, 4.0, current, whatever) on it? I currently
> have it networked with SLIP, but even at 115200, that's only about 1%
> of an Ethernet. (Amusingly, the machine also has a gigabit interface
> in it - it can do 1000Mb and .1Mb but nothing in between.
> Unfortunately the gigabit card (a) does nothing slower than gigabit and
> (b) is glass rather than copper; I have nothing else gigabit-capable
> and only a bare handful of fiber interfaces of any sort. I'm going to
> try to find another interface that won't give SRM indigestion, but I'd
> rather use the onboard if I can.)
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