Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 53815
Tulip driver fails to work correctly with DFE-570TX NIC.
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:37:14 EDT
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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.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
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.
Could you try the tulip_old driver instead ?
(should be included in the latest roswell kernels)
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
The driver works fine in RH 7.3, so I'd consider closing this bug.