Jeff and Felipe,
I naturally tried the default e100 first when I
installed SuSE 8.1 and only tried the eepro100.c
when the e100 failed identically. The e100 is harder
to debug w/o MII so felt the e100pro with MII might
shed some light.
Any suggestions. I'll happily assist in resolving this.
Paul Hernandez 408-374-8686 x202
From: Jeff Garzik [mailto:jgarzik@xxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Saturday, October 19, 2002 17:47 PM
To: Felipe W Damasio
Cc: Paul Hernandez; Linux-net; netdev@xxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: NIC on 2.4.19 SMP
Felipe W Damasio wrote:
> On Fri, 2002-10-18 at 16:57, Paul Hernandez wrote:
>>It was suggested to me that I forward this issue to you both.
>>OS: 2.4.19.SuSE SMP
>>Motherboard: Intel Dual P4 Xeon Server board SE7500CW2
>>(latest bios off Intel site)
>>On-borad LAN controller: Intel 82557/8/9 [Ether Pro 100] (rev 0d)
>>Addional NIC's tried: 3-COM 3C-905C-TX-M, Netgear FA311
>>e100: eth0: Intel(R) 8255x-based Ethernet Adapter
>>SIOCGMIIPHY on eth0 failed:
>>Operation not supported
>>no MII interfaces found
> Try using the eepro100.c driver from the kernel, and not the one from
> Intel (the driver from the kernel supports SIOCGMIIPHY).
> Though it does not seem a problem with the driver, you should try using
> the one from the kernel and see if it helps.
I agree that comparison is useful, though it should be pointed out that
ethtool is preferred for e100...