[vortex-bug] AUI connector with 3C905B-Combo, a workaround
Thu, 10 Aug 2000 13:53:47 +0200 (CEST)
On 9 Aug 2000, Moritz Franosch wrote:
> Yes, all steps I have described in the workaround are necessary,
> especially the (unsuccessful) ping. Loading and unloading the driver
> with various options does not lead to successful pings.
This is really weird...
> You mean
> vortex-diag -F AUI
You might try this, but you need to issue it at every boot. What I meant
was to use vortex-diag to write to the card's EEPROM the media type that
should be used at every boot. The DOS utility is easier to use, but it
> I'll try this. But the problem is not that the wrong interface is
> selected at boot time but that complicated steps are necessary to get
> the card to work.
If you force the card to come up at boot into a specific mode, you should
not need to play with all these steps.
> My /etc/modules.conf contains the lines
> options 3c59x options=1
> pre-install 3c59x insmod 3c59x options=0 ; /sbin/init.d/network start ; ping -c 1 -w 1 126.96.36.199 ; /sbin/init.d/network stop ; rmmod 3c59x
Try comenting out the pre-install line, boot again and send us the output
from vortex-diag (even if the network is not working! - we need to see
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