Subject: MicroLinear PHY support
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From: B. James Phillippe <>
List: tech-net
Date: 03/15/2002 23:04:32

I have a DEC DE500-BA PCI 10/100 ethernet adapter which is presently
installed in a DEC Alpha PC164 running NetBSD-1.5.3_RC1.  This board seems
to have a MicroLinear ML6694CQ PHY, which does not appear to be supported
in 1.5 or -current.  The ukphy driver does not detect it either.  I am
guessing this is why the de and tlp drivers are not able to perform
autonegotiation on this board.  Are my observations correct?

tlp0 at pci0 dev 5 function 0: DECchip 21143 Ethernet, pass 3.0
tlp0: interrupting at eb164 irq 2
tlp0: DEC DE500-BA, Ethernet address 00:00:f8:08:e6:74
tlp0: 10baseT, 10baseT-FDX, 100baseTX, 100baseTX-FDX

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