Subject: Re: chapeter II: serious problem with hme0
To: Martin Husemann <>
From: Rafal Boni <>
List: port-sparc64
Date: 02/08/2003 22:16:59
In message <>, you write: 

-> On Sat, Feb 08, 2003 at 12:56:13PM -0700, RJ45 wrote:
-> >         media: Ethernet autoselect (100baseTX)
-> ..
-> > the problem is that I have a 3com switch office-connect.
-> I have seen full/half duplex negotiation problems with some variants of
-> the hme chip, while others work just fine.

I'll second this -- my Ultra 5's hme *will not* establish link with a 
DLink 10/100 unmanaged switch no matter how I stood on my head, but is
fine with an ancient Cabletron 10/100 switch, a couple NetGear 10/100
switches and dual-speed hubs...  Interestingly, in my case, it would
not talk to the switch from the PROM either, so I couldn't netboot :-/

-> My workaround is a /etc/ifconfig.hme0 like this:
-> inet
-> media 100baseTX mediaopt full-duplex
-> ! sleep 1
-> media autoselect

Hmm, I'll try to hook it up to the DLink it didn't like and try this out.


Rafal Boni                                           
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