Bug 53815 - Tulip driver fails to work correctly with DFE-570TX NIC.
Tulip driver fails to work correctly with DFE-570TX NIC.
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Arjan van de Ven
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2001-09-19 11:37 EDT by Ben Greear
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-06-21 19:09:42 EDT
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Description Ben Greear 2001-09-19 11:37:17 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.77 [en] (X11; U; Linux 2.4.3-12 i686)

Description of problem:
The Tulip driver does not auto-negotiate correctly with the DFE-570-TX
4-port 10/100bt NIC.  This driver problem was fixed in later kernels,
starting around 2.4.8 I believe..  Results of this bug are lots of
carrier errors and collisions on a link that should be 100bt-FD.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Use DFE-570TX NIC with any auto-negotiating 100bt NIC/Switch.

Actual Results:  Carrier errors & collisions:  Bad auto-negotiation

Expected Results:  Sweet packet pushing at 100bt-FD.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Arjan van de Ven 2001-09-19 11:39:28 EDT
Could you try the tulip_old driver instead ?
(should be included in the latest roswell kernels)
Comment 2 Ben Greear 2001-09-19 12:16:40 EDT
I can find no tulip_old module in the 2.4.7-2 roswell kernel...

For what it's worth, the kernel's tulip driver never worked for the
DFE-570TX 4-port NIC in the entire 2.4 series up untill about 2.4.8
Comment 3 Ben Greear 2002-06-21 19:09:38 EDT
The driver works fine in RH 7.3, so I'd consider closing this bug.

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