Bug 51302 - network card not detected by mii-tool
Summary: network card not detected by mii-tool
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: setup   
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Version: roswell
Hardware: i686 Linux
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Assignee: Bill Nottingham
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-08-09 08:08 UTC by John Sheahan
Modified: 2014-03-17 02:22 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-08-09 08:08:53 UTC
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Description John Sheahan 2001-08-09 08:08:48 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:0.9.2) Gecko/20010725

Description of problem:
My NIC is not detected by /sbin/mii-tool. As a result install does not
configure the network. I had to chmod -x mii-tool and edit
/etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/network-functions so that check_link_down
returns 1 if mii-tool is not found.
I think there are two issues here.
my NIC is a  Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139
(rev 10) running 100baset onto a small switch. It works fine. 
however : [root@wattle john]# /sbin/mii-tool
eth0: 10 Mbit, half duplex, no link

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. run /sbin/mii-tool on this particular NIC

Actual Results:  [root@wattle john]# /sbin/mii-tool
eth0: 10 Mbit, half duplex, no link

Expected Results:  [root@wattle john]# /sbin/ip link show
1: lo: <LOOPBACK,UP> mtu 16436 qdisc noqueue 
    link/loopback 00:00:00:00:00:00 brd 00:00:00:00:00:00
2: eth0: <BROADCAST,NOTRAILERS,UP> mtu 1500 qdisc pfifo_fast qlen 100
    link/ether 00:40:c7:81:8d:53 brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff

I don't know how to get the media speed for this NIC offhand, but my switch
insists it is running at 100MHz, the link is definitely up since this
browser is using it.

Additional info:

There is no bugzilla category for mii-yool

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2001-08-09 15:05:24 UTC
The code that checks mii-tool is removed from initscripts-6.12-1.

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