Subject: Re: problems with tlp driver
To: Nick Barkas <>
From: Chuck Silvers <>
List: port-cobalt
Date: 03/16/2002 17:38:24

I think this works better in -current, I put a -current kernel at
that you can try.


On Fri, Mar 15, 2002 at 08:46:38PM -0800, Nick Barkas wrote:
> Hi-
> I recently acquired an old cobalt raq2 from work and decided to put netbsd on
> it.  I've been having some problems getting it to netboot.  I can get the kernel
> netbooted and loaded, but when I go to nfs mount the root filesystem, it fails.
> And this would be why:
> tlp0 at pci0 dev 7 function 0: DECchip 21143 Ethernet, pass 4.1                 
> tlp0: sorry, unable to handle your board 
> I've seen others with simailar problems in the list archives, and it seems that
> I'm going to need a custom kernel to get around this problem.  I've tried
> a few different 1.5 and 1.5.2 cobalt kernels and they all have the same problem.
> It looks like the linux driver for the NIC may be a bit of a hack based on the
> dmesg when I boot linux on the raq:
> tulip.c:v0.76 4/22/97             
> eth0: DEC 21142 Tulip at 0x10100000, 00 10 e0 00 5f 9b, IRQ 4 
> eth0: Old format EEPROM on 'Cobalt 27' board.  Using substitute media control i.
> eth0: EEPROM default media type MII 10baseT.                  
> eth0: Index #0 - Media MII (#11) described by a 21142 MII PHY (3) block.
> Unfortunately I don't have another netbsd machine around and am unfamiliar with
> cross compiling, so patching the kernel myself would be rather difficult.  Does
> anyone on this list have a netbsd kernel with the tlp driver patched for a raq2
> like mine?  If so, I'd love to have a link from where I could download it.
> -- 
> Nick Barkas
> "It takes 47 muscles to frown and only 8 to bitch slap the person that pissed 
> you off."