[vortex-bug] AUI connector with 3C905B-Combo, a workaround

Moritz Franosch jfranosc@physik.tu-muenchen.de
16 Aug 2000 20:05:33 +0200


> > 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. 

>From reading the source of vortex-diag
(ftp://ftp.scyld.com/pub/diag/vortex-diag.c) I found that the option
-F sets the variable new_default_media, but this variable isn't used
any more, so I presume the option does nothing.


> The DOS utility is easier to use, but it
> requires DOS...
> 
> > I'll try this. 

I didn't.


> > 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 1 129.187.127.254 ; /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
> why).

Instead I recorded the output of vortex-diag during the steps that
are necessary to make the card work.


star2:/home/jfranosc/config/vortex-diag # lsmod
Module                  Size  Used by
serial                 42612   0  (autoclean)
memstat                 1476   0  (unused)
ncr53c8xx              51988   0  (unused)
star2:/home/jfranosc/config/vortex-diag # insmod 3c59x options=1
Using /lib/modules/2.2.14/net/3c59x.o
star2:/home/jfranosc/config/vortex-diag # tail /var/log/messages
Aug 16 17:05:08 star2 kernel: Symbols match kernel version 2.2.14.
Aug 16 17:05:08 star2 kernel: Loaded 29 symbols from 3 modules.
Aug 16 17:05:08 star2 kernel: Serial driver version 4.27 with HUB-6 MANY_PORTS MULTIPORT SHARE_IRQ enabled
Aug 16 17:05:08 star2 kernel: ttyS00 at 0x03f8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A
Aug 16 17:05:08 star2 kernel: ttyS01 at 0x02f8 (irq = 3) is a 16550A
Aug 16 17:08:32 star2 kernel: 3c59x.c:v0.99L 5/28/99 Donald Becker http://cesdis.gsfc.nasa.gov/linux/drivers/vortex.html
Aug 16 17:08:32 star2 kernel: eth0: 3Com 3c905B Cyclone 10/100/BNC at 0xc800,  00:01:02:2a:bb:a9, IRQ 9
Aug 16 17:08:32 star2 kernel:   8K byte-wide RAM 5:3 Rx:Tx split, autoselect/Autonegotiate interface.
Aug 16 17:08:32 star2 kernel:   Media override to transceiver type 1 (10Mbs AUI).
Aug 16 17:08:32 star2 kernel:   Enabling bus-master transmits and whole-frame receives.
star2:/home/jfranosc/config/vortex-diag # ./vortex-diag -v
vortex-diag.c:v2.02 7/1/2000 Donald Becker (becker@scyld.com)
 http://www.scyld.com/diag/index.html
Index #1: Found a 3c905B Cyclone 10/100/BNC adapter at 0xc800.
 Indication enable is ffff, interrupt enable is ffff.
 Interrupt sources are pending.
   Interrupt latch indication.
   Adapter Failure indication.
   Tx Complete indication.
   Tx Available indication.
   Rx Complete indication.
   Rx Early Notice indication.
   Driver Intr Request indication.
   Statistics Full indication.
   DMA Done indication.
   Download Complete indication.
   Upload Complete indication.
   DMA in Progress indication.
   Command in Progress indication.
 Transceiver/media interfaces available:  100baseT4 100baseTx 100baseFx 10baseT 10base2 AUI MII .
Transceiver type in use:  undefined-15.
 MAC settings: full-duplex, Large packets permitted, 802.1Q flow control, VLT VLAN enabled.
Maximum packet size is 65535.
 Station address set to ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff.
 Configuration options ffff.
Parsing the EEPROM of a 3Com Vortex/Boomerang:
 3Com Node Address FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF (used as a unique ID only).
 OEM Station address ff:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF (used as the ethernet address).
 Manufacture date (MM/DD/YYYY) 15/31/2027, division , product .
Options: force full-duplex.
  Vortex format checksum is incorrect (0000 vs. ffff).
  Cyclone format checksum is incorrect (00 vs. 0xff).
  Hurricane format checksum is incorrect (00 vs. 0xff).
 ***WARNING***: No MII transceivers found!
 Use '-a' or '-aa' to show device registers,
     '-e' to show EEPROM contents, -ee for parsed contents,
  or '-m' or '-mm' to show MII management registers.
star2:/home/jfranosc/config/vortex-diag # ./vortex-diag -a
vortex-diag.c:v2.02 7/1/2000 Donald Becker (becker@scyld.com)
 http://www.scyld.com/diag/index.html
Index #1: Found a 3c905B Cyclone 10/100/BNC adapter at 0xc800.
The Vortex chip may be active, so FIFO registers will not be read.
To see all register values use the '-f' flag.
Initial window 7, registers values by window:
  Window 0: ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff.
  Window 1: FIFO FIFO ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff.
  Window 2: ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff.
  Window 3: ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff.
  Window 4: ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff.
  Window 5: ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff.
  Window 6: ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff.
  Window 7: ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff.
Vortex chip registers at 0xc800
  0xC810: **FIFO** ffffffff ffffffff *STATUS*
  0xC820: ffffffff ffffffff ffffffff ffffffff
  0xC830: ffffffff ffffffff ffffffff ffffffff
 Indication enable is ffff, interrupt enable is ffff.
 Interrupt sources are pending.
   Interrupt latch indication.
   Adapter Failure indication.
   Tx Complete indication.
   Tx Available indication.
   Rx Complete indication.
   Rx Early Notice indication.
   Driver Intr Request indication.
   Statistics Full indication.
   DMA Done indication.
   Download Complete indication.
   Upload Complete indication.
   DMA in Progress indication.
   Command in Progress indication.
 Transceiver/media interfaces available:  100baseT4 100baseTx 100baseFx 10baseT 10base2 AUI MII .
Transceiver type in use:  undefined-15.
 MAC settings: full-duplex, Large packets permitted, 802.1Q flow control, VLT VLAN enabled.
Maximum packet size is 65535.
 Station address set to ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff.
 Configuration options ffff.
star2:/home/jfranosc/config/vortex-diag # ./vortex-diag -e
vortex-diag.c:v2.02 7/1/2000 Donald Becker (becker@scyld.com)
 http://www.scyld.com/diag/index.html
Index #1: Found a 3c905B Cyclone 10/100/BNC adapter at 0xc800.
Parsing the EEPROM of a 3Com Vortex/Boomerang:
 3Com Node Address FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF (used as a unique ID only).
 OEM Station address ff:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF (used as the ethernet address).
 Manufacture date (MM/DD/YYYY) 15/31/2027, division , product .
Options: force full-duplex.
  Vortex format checksum is incorrect (0000 vs. ffff).
  Cyclone format checksum is incorrect (00 vs. 0xff).
  Hurricane format checksum is incorrect (00 vs. 0xff).
star2:/home/jfranosc/config/vortex-diag # ./vortex-diag -m
vortex-diag.c:v2.02 7/1/2000 Donald Becker (becker@scyld.com)
 http://www.scyld.com/diag/index.html
Index #1: Found a 3c905B Cyclone 10/100/BNC adapter at 0xc800.
 ***WARNING***: No MII transceivers found!
star2:/home/jfranosc/config/vortex-diag # insmod 3c59x options=1
Using /lib/modules/2.2.14/net/3c59x.o
insmod: a module named 3c59x already exists
star2:/home/jfranosc/config/vortex-diag # rmmod 3c59x
star2:/home/jfranosc/config/vortex-diag # lsmod
Module                  Size  Used by
serial                 42612   0  (autoclean)
memstat                 1476   0  (unused)
ncr53c8xx              51988   0  (unused)
star2:/home/jfranosc/config/vortex-diag # insmod 3c59x options=0
Using /lib/modules/2.2.14/net/3c59x.o
star2:/home/jfranosc/config/vortex-diag # ./vortex-diag -v
vortex-diag.c:v2.02 7/1/2000 Donald Becker (becker@scyld.com)
 http://www.scyld.com/diag/index.html
Index #1: Found a 3c905B Cyclone 10/100/BNC adapter at 0xc800.
 Indication enable is ffff, interrupt enable is ffff.
 Interrupt sources are pending.
   Interrupt latch indication.
   Adapter Failure indication.
   Tx Complete indication.
   Tx Available indication.
   Rx Complete indication.
   Rx Early Notice indication.
   Driver Intr Request indication.
   Statistics Full indication.
   DMA Done indication.
   Download Complete indication.
   Upload Complete indication.
   DMA in Progress indication.
   Command in Progress indication.
 Transceiver/media interfaces available:  100baseT4 100baseTx 100baseFx 10baseT 10base2 AUI MII .
Transceiver type in use:  undefined-15.
 MAC settings: full-duplex, Large packets permitted, 802.1Q flow control, VLT VLAN enabled.
Maximum packet size is 65535.
 Station address set to ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff.
 Configuration options ffff.
Parsing the EEPROM of a 3Com Vortex/Boomerang:
 3Com Node Address FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF (used as a unique ID only).
 OEM Station address ff:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF (used as the ethernet address).
 Manufacture date (MM/DD/YYYY) 15/31/2027, division , product .
Options: force full-duplex.
  Vortex format checksum is incorrect (0000 vs. ffff).
  Cyclone format checksum is incorrect (00 vs. 0xff).
  Hurricane format checksum is incorrect (00 vs. 0xff).
 ***WARNING***: No MII transceivers found!
 Use '-a' or '-aa' to show device registers,
     '-e' to show EEPROM contents, -ee for parsed contents,
  or '-m' or '-mm' to show MII management registers.
star2:/home/jfranosc/config/vortex-diag # ./vortex-diag -a
vortex-diag.c:v2.02 7/1/2000 Donald Becker (becker@scyld.com)
 http://www.scyld.com/diag/index.html
Index #1: Found a 3c905B Cyclone 10/100/BNC adapter at 0xc800.
The Vortex chip may be active, so FIFO registers will not be read.
To see all register values use the '-f' flag.
Initial window 7, registers values by window:
  Window 0: ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff.
  Window 1: FIFO FIFO ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff.
  Window 2: ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff.
  Window 3: ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff.
  Window 4: ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff.
  Window 5: ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff.
  Window 6: ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff.
  Window 7: ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff.
Vortex chip registers at 0xc800
  0xC810: **FIFO** ffffffff ffffffff *STATUS*
  0xC820: ffffffff ffffffff ffffffff ffffffff
  0xC830: ffffffff ffffffff ffffffff ffffffff
 Indication enable is ffff, interrupt enable is ffff.
 Interrupt sources are pending.
   Interrupt latch indication.
   Adapter Failure indication.
   Tx Complete indication.
   Tx Available indication.
   Rx Complete indication.
   Rx Early Notice indication.
   Driver Intr Request indication.
   Statistics Full indication.
   DMA Done indication.
   Download Complete indication.
   Upload Complete indication.
   DMA in Progress indication.
   Command in Progress indication.
 Transceiver/media interfaces available:  100baseT4 100baseTx 100baseFx 10baseT 10base2 AUI MII .
Transceiver type in use:  undefined-15.
 MAC settings: full-duplex, Large packets permitted, 802.1Q flow control, VLT VLAN enabled.
Maximum packet size is 65535.
 Station address set to ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff.
 Configuration options ffff.
star2:/home/jfranosc/config/vortex-diag # ./vortex-diag -e
vortex-diag.c:v2.02 7/1/2000 Donald Becker (becker@scyld.com)
 http://www.scyld.com/diag/index.html
Index #1: Found a 3c905B Cyclone 10/100/BNC adapter at 0xc800.
Parsing the EEPROM of a 3Com Vortex/Boomerang:
 3Com Node Address FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF (used as a unique ID only).
 OEM Station address ff:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF (used as the ethernet address).
 Manufacture date (MM/DD/YYYY) 15/31/2027, division , product .
Options: force full-duplex.
  Vortex format checksum is incorrect (0000 vs. ffff).
  Cyclone format checksum is incorrect (00 vs. 0xff).
  Hurricane format checksum is incorrect (00 vs. 0xff).
star2:/home/jfranosc/config/vortex-diag # ./vortex-diag -ee
vortex-diag.c:v2.02 7/1/2000 Donald Becker (becker@scyld.com)
 http://www.scyld.com/diag/index.html
Index #1: Found a 3c905B Cyclone 10/100/BNC adapter at 0xc800.
EEPROM contents (64 words):
 0x000: ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff
 0x008: ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff
 0x010: ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff
 0x018: ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff
 0x020: ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff
 0x028: ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff
 0x030: ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff
 0x038: ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff
 The word-wide EEPROM checksum is 0xffc0.
Parsing the EEPROM of a 3Com Vortex/Boomerang:
 3Com Node Address FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF (used as a unique ID only).
 OEM Station address ff:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF (used as the ethernet address).
 Manufacture date (MM/DD/YYYY) 15/31/2027, division , product .
Options: force full-duplex.
  Vortex format checksum is incorrect (0000 vs. ffff).
  Cyclone format checksum is incorrect (00 vs. 0xff).
  Hurricane format checksum is incorrect (00 vs. 0xff).
star2:/home/jfranosc/config/vortex-diag # ./vortex-diag -m
vortex-diag.c:v2.02 7/1/2000 Donald Becker (becker@scyld.com)
 http://www.scyld.com/diag/index.html
Index #1: Found a 3c905B Cyclone 10/100/BNC adapter at 0xc800.
 ***WARNING***: No MII transceivers found!
star2:/home/jfranosc/config/vortex-diag # /sbin/init.d/network start ; ping -c 1 -w 1 129.187.127.254
Setting up network device eth0 done
PING 129.187.127.254 (129.187.127.254): 56 data bytes

--- 129.187.127.254 ping statistics ---
1 packets transmitted, 0 packets received, 100% packet loss
star2:/home/jfranosc/config/vortex-diag # ./vortex-diag -v
vortex-diag.c:v2.02 7/1/2000 Donald Becker (becker@scyld.com)
 http://www.scyld.com/diag/index.html
Index #1: Found a 3c905B Cyclone 10/100/BNC adapter at 0xc800.
 Indication enable is 06c6, interrupt enable is 06de.
 No interrupt sources are pending.
 Transceiver/media interfaces available:  100baseTx 10baseT 10base2 AUI10baseFL.
Transceiver type in use:  10base2.
 MAC settings: half-duplex.
 Station address set to 00:01:02:2a:bb:a9.
 Configuration options 000a.
Parsing the EEPROM of a 3Com Vortex/Boomerang:
 3Com Node Address 00:01:02:2A:BB:A9 (used as a unique ID only).
 OEM Station address 00:01:02:2A:BB:A9 (used as the ethernet address).
 Manufacture date (MM/DD/YYYY) 1/26/2000, division H, product DG.
Options: none.
  Vortex format checksum is incorrect (00dc vs. 10b7).
  Cyclone format checksum is correct (0x89 vs. 0x89).
  Hurricane format checksum is correct (0x89 vs. 0x89).
 MII PHY found at address 24, status 780d.
 MII PHY 0 at #24 transceiver registers:
   2100 780d 0000 0000 01e1 0000 0000 0000
   0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000
   0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000
   0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000.
 Use '-a' or '-aa' to show device registers,
     '-e' to show EEPROM contents, -ee for parsed contents,
  or '-m' or '-mm' to show MII management registers.
star2:/home/jfranosc/config/vortex-diag # ./vortex-diag -a
vortex-diag.c:v2.02 7/1/2000 Donald Becker (becker@scyld.com)
 http://www.scyld.com/diag/index.html
Index #1: Found a 3c905B Cyclone 10/100/BNC adapter at 0xc800.
The Vortex chip may be active, so FIFO registers will not be read.
To see all register values use the '-f' flag.
Initial window 7, registers values by window:
  Window 0: 0000 0000 0000 0000 f5f5 00bf 0000 0000.
  Window 1: FIFO FIFO 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 2000.
  Window 2: 0100 2a02 a9bb 0000 0000 0000 000a 4000.
  Window 3: 0000 0130 05ea 0000 003a 0800 07d0 6000.
  Window 4: 0000 00d1 0000 0ec0 0001 4810 0000 8000.
  Window 5: 1ffc 0000 0000 0600 0807 06de 06c6 a000.
  Window 6: 0000 0000 0000 c800 0000 97f9 0078 c000.
  Window 7: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0002 e000.
Vortex chip registers at 0xc800
  0xC810: **FIFO** 00000000 0000000a *STATUS*
  0xC820: 00000020 00000000 00080000 00000004
  0xC830: 00000000 977e6882 02d74880 00080004
 Indication enable is 06c6, interrupt enable is 06de.
 No interrupt sources are pending.
 Transceiver/media interfaces available:  100baseTx 10baseT 10base2 AUI10baseFL.
Transceiver type in use:  10base2.
 MAC settings: half-duplex.
 Station address set to 00:01:02:2a:bb:a9.
 Configuration options 000a.
star2:/home/jfranosc/config/vortex-diag # ./vortex-diag -e
vortex-diag.c:v2.02 7/1/2000 Donald Becker (becker@scyld.com)
 http://www.scyld.com/diag/index.html
Index #1: Found a 3c905B Cyclone 10/100/BNC adapter at 0xc800.
Parsing the EEPROM of a 3Com Vortex/Boomerang:
 3Com Node Address 00:01:02:2A:BB:A9 (used as a unique ID only).
 OEM Station address 00:01:02:2A:BB:A9 (used as the ethernet address).
 Manufacture date (MM/DD/YYYY) 1/26/2000, division H, product DG.
Options: none.
  Vortex format checksum is incorrect (00dc vs. 10b7).
  Cyclone format checksum is correct (0x89 vs. 0x89).
  Hurricane format checksum is correct (0x89 vs. 0x89).
star2:/home/jfranosc/config/vortex-diag # ./vortex-diag -ee
vortex-diag.c:v2.02 7/1/2000 Donald Becker (becker@scyld.com)
 http://www.scyld.com/diag/index.html
Index #1: Found a 3c905B Cyclone 10/100/BNC adapter at 0xc800.
EEPROM contents (64 words):
 0x000: 0001 022a bba9 9058 003a 0048 4744 6d50
 0x008: 2978 0000 0001 022a bba9 0010 0000 0008
 0x010: 32a2 0000 0000 0180 0000 0000 0000 10b7
 0x018: 9058 003a 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000
 0x020: 0089 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000
 0x028: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000
 0x030: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000
 0x038: 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000
 The word-wide EEPROM checksum is 0xc09a.
Parsing the EEPROM of a 3Com Vortex/Boomerang:
 3Com Node Address 00:01:02:2A:BB:A9 (used as a unique ID only).
 OEM Station address 00:01:02:2A:BB:A9 (used as the ethernet address).
 Manufacture date (MM/DD/YYYY) 1/26/2000, division H, product DG.
Options: none.
  Vortex format checksum is incorrect (00dc vs. 10b7).
  Cyclone format checksum is correct (0x89 vs. 0x89).
  Hurricane format checksum is correct (0x89 vs. 0x89).
star2:/home/jfranosc/config/vortex-diag # ./vortex-diag -m
vortex-diag.c:v2.02 7/1/2000 Donald Becker (becker@scyld.com)
 http://www.scyld.com/diag/index.html
Index #1: Found a 3c905B Cyclone 10/100/BNC adapter at 0xc800.
 MII PHY found at address 24, status 780d.
 MII PHY 0 at #24 transceiver registers:
   2100 780d 0000 0000 01e1 0000 0000 0000
   0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000
   0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000
   0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000 0000.
star2:/home/jfranosc/config/vortex-diag # /sbin/init.d/network stop ; rmmod 3c59x
Shutting down network device eth0 done
star2:/home/jfranosc/config/vortex-diag # lsmod
Module                  Size  Used by
serial                 42612   0  (autoclean)
memstat                 1476   0  (unused)
ncr53c8xx              51988   0  (unused)
star2:/home/jfranosc/config/vortex-diag # insmod 3c59x options=1
Using /lib/modules/2.2.14/net/3c59x.o
star2:/home/jfranosc/config/vortex-diag # tail /var/log/messages
Aug 16 17:12:03 star2 kernel: 3c59x.c:v0.99L 5/28/99 Donald Becker http://cesdis.gsfc.nasa.gov/linux/drivers/vortex.html
Aug 16 17:12:03 star2 kernel: eth0: 3Com 3c905B Cyclone 10/100/BNC at 0xc800,  00:01:02:2a:bb:a9, IRQ 9
Aug 16 17:12:03 star2 kernel:   8K byte-wide RAM 5:3 Rx:Tx split, autoselect/Autonegotiate interface.
Aug 16 17:12:03 star2 kernel:   Media override to transceiver type 0 (10baseT).
Aug 16 17:12:03 star2 kernel:   Enabling bus-master transmits and whole-frame receives.
Aug 16 17:15:01 star2 kernel: 3c59x.c:v0.99L 5/28/99 Donald Becker http://cesdis.gsfc.nasa.gov/linux/drivers/vortex.html
Aug 16 17:15:01 star2 kernel: eth0: 3Com 3c905B Cyclone 10/100/BNC at 0xc800,  00:01:02:2a:bb:a9, IRQ 9
Aug 16 17:15:01 star2 kernel:   8K byte-wide RAM 5:3 Rx:Tx split, autoselect/10base2 interface.
Aug 16 17:15:01 star2 kernel:   Media override to transceiver type 1 (10Mbs AUI).
Aug 16 17:15:01 star2 kernel:   Enabling bus-master transmits and whole-frame receives.
star2:/home/jfranosc/config/vortex-diag # ./vortex-diag -v
vortex-diag.c:v2.02 7/1/2000 Donald Becker (becker@scyld.com)
 http://www.scyld.com/diag/index.html
Index #1: Found a 3c905B Cyclone 10/100/BNC adapter at 0xc800.
 Indication enable is ffff, interrupt enable is ffff.
 Interrupt sources are pending.
   Interrupt latch indication.
   Adapter Failure indication.
   Tx Complete indication.
   Tx Available indication.
   Rx Complete indication.
   Rx Early Notice indication.
   Driver Intr Request indication.
   Statistics Full indication.
   DMA Done indication.
   Download Complete indication.
   Upload Complete indication.
   DMA in Progress indication.
   Command in Progress indication.
 Transceiver/media interfaces available:  100baseT4 100baseTx 100baseFx 10baseT 10base2 AUI MII .
Transceiver type in use:  undefined-15.
 MAC settings: full-duplex, Large packets permitted, 802.1Q flow control, VLT VLAN enabled.
Maximum packet size is 65535.
 Station address set to ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff.
 Configuration options ffff.
Parsing the EEPROM of a 3Com Vortex/Boomerang:
 3Com Node Address FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF (used as a unique ID only).
 OEM Station address ff:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF (used as the ethernet address).
 Manufacture date (MM/DD/YYYY) 15/31/2027, division , product .
Options: force full-duplex.
  Vortex format checksum is incorrect (0000 vs. ffff).
  Cyclone format checksum is incorrect (00 vs. 0xff).
  Hurricane format checksum is incorrect (00 vs. 0xff).
 ***WARNING***: No MII transceivers found!
 Use '-a' or '-aa' to show device registers,
     '-e' to show EEPROM contents, -ee for parsed contents,
  or '-m' or '-mm' to show MII management registers.
star2:/home/jfranosc/config/vortex-diag # ./vortex-diag -a
vortex-diag.c:v2.02 7/1/2000 Donald Becker (becker@scyld.com)
 http://www.scyld.com/diag/index.html
Index #1: Found a 3c905B Cyclone 10/100/BNC adapter at 0xc800.
The Vortex chip may be active, so FIFO registers will not be read.
To see all register values use the '-f' flag.
Initial window 7, registers values by window:
  Window 0: ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff.
  Window 1: FIFO FIFO ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff.
  Window 2: ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff.
  Window 3: ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff.
  Window 4: ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff.
  Window 5: ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff.
  Window 6: ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff.
  Window 7: ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff.
Vortex chip registers at 0xc800
  0xC810: **FIFO** ffffffff ffffffff *STATUS*
  0xC820: ffffffff ffffffff ffffffff ffffffff
  0xC830: ffffffff ffffffff ffffffff ffffffff
 Indication enable is ffff, interrupt enable is ffff.
 Interrupt sources are pending.
   Interrupt latch indication.
   Adapter Failure indication.
   Tx Complete indication.
   Tx Available indication.
   Rx Complete indication.
   Rx Early Notice indication.
   Driver Intr Request indication.
   Statistics Full indication.
   DMA Done indication.
   Download Complete indication.
   Upload Complete indication.
   DMA in Progress indication.
   Command in Progress indication.
 Transceiver/media interfaces available:  100baseT4 100baseTx 100baseFx 10baseT 10base2 AUI MII .
Transceiver type in use:  undefined-15.
 MAC settings: full-duplex, Large packets permitted, 802.1Q flow control, VLT VLAN enabled.
Maximum packet size is 65535.
 Station address set to ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff.
 Configuration options ffff.
star2:/home/jfranosc/config/vortex-diag # ./vortex-diag -e
vortex-diag.c:v2.02 7/1/2000 Donald Becker (becker@scyld.com)
 http://www.scyld.com/diag/index.html
Index #1: Found a 3c905B Cyclone 10/100/BNC adapter at 0xc800.
Parsing the EEPROM of a 3Com Vortex/Boomerang:
 3Com Node Address FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF (used as a unique ID only).
 OEM Station address ff:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF (used as the ethernet address).
 Manufacture date (MM/DD/YYYY) 15/31/2027, division , product .
Options: force full-duplex.
  Vortex format checksum is incorrect (0000 vs. ffff).
  Cyclone format checksum is incorrect (00 vs. 0xff).
  Hurricane format checksum is incorrect (00 vs. 0xff).
star2:/home/jfranosc/config/vortex-diag # ./vortex-diag -ee
vortex-diag.c:v2.02 7/1/2000 Donald Becker (becker@scyld.com)
 http://www.scyld.com/diag/index.html
Index #1: Found a 3c905B Cyclone 10/100/BNC adapter at 0xc800.
EEPROM contents (64 words):
 0x000: ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff
 0x008: ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff
 0x010: ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff
 0x018: ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff
 0x020: ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff
 0x028: ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff
 0x030: ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff
 0x038: ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff ffff
 The word-wide EEPROM checksum is 0xffc0.
Parsing the EEPROM of a 3Com Vortex/Boomerang:
 3Com Node Address FF:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF (used as a unique ID only).
 OEM Station address ff:FF:FF:FF:FF:FF (used as the ethernet address).
 Manufacture date (MM/DD/YYYY) 15/31/2027, division , product .
Options: force full-duplex.
  Vortex format checksum is incorrect (0000 vs. ffff).
  Cyclone format checksum is incorrect (00 vs. 0xff).
  Hurricane format checksum is incorrect (00 vs. 0xff).
star2:/home/jfranosc/config/vortex-diag # ./vortex-diag -m
vortex-diag.c:v2.02 7/1/2000 Donald Becker (becker@scyld.com)
 http://www.scyld.com/diag/index.html
Index #1: Found a 3c905B Cyclone 10/100/BNC adapter at 0xc800.
 ***WARNING***: No MII transceivers found!
star2:/home/jfranosc/config/vortex-diag # /sbin/init.d/network start ; ping -c 1 -w 1 129.187.127.254
Setting up network device eth0 done
PING 129.187.127.254 (129.187.127.254): 56 data bytes
64 bytes from 129.187.127.254: icmp_seq=0 ttl=255 time=7.214 ms

--- 129.187.127.254 ping statistics ---
1 packets transmitted, 1 packets received, 0% packet loss
round-trip min/avg/max = 7.214/7.214/7.214 ms
star2:/home/jfranosc/config/vortex-diag # 


What can be seen from this?


Thank you for your help,

Moritz