Bug 75062 - (NET 3C59X) mii-tool fails to detect link on 3c59x
Summary: (NET 3C59X) mii-tool fails to detect link on 3c59x
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel   
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Version: 8.0
Hardware: i686 Linux
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Assignee: Jeff Garzik
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Reported: 2002-10-04 03:00 UTC by Mark Cooke
Modified: 2013-07-03 02:06 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-09-30 15:39:59 UTC
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Description Mark Cooke 2002-10-04 03:00:25 UTC
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Description of problem:
Setup dhcp on a 3c59x.
Link is not detected at 'check_link_down' call in ifup script.
This meant the card could not be brought up until I commented out that check.

Looking at mii-tool output for the 3x59x, it bears no resemblance to reality.

Card is up and running as 100baseTx-FD crossover to the cable modem.
mii-tool reports 10base, half duplex, no link.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Configure a 3c905B for DHCP networking.
  (cross over cable to an SB4200 cable modem)
2.Bring up the interface

Actual Results:  Network did not come up.

Expected Results:  Link should have been detected, and dhcp processing should
have taken place.

commenting out the link check gave a successful network startup.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Pádraig Brady 2003-01-23 12:46:24 UTC
I don't think this is 3c59x specific. See 75813

Comment 2 Julio Velloso 2004-07-16 12:06:54 UTC
Add the follow line to modules.conf

options 3c59x options=8

Options Line  Media Type  
options 3c59x options=0  "10baseT"  
options 3c59x options=1  "10Mbs AUI"  
options 3c59x options=3  "10base2"  
options 3c59x options=4  "100baseTX"  
options 3c59x options=5  "100baseFX"  
options 3c59x options=8  "Autonegotiate"  
options 3c59x options=9  "MII-External"  
options 3c59x options=10  "Default" (10baseT)  

Comment 3 Bugzilla owner 2004-09-30 15:39:59 UTC
Thanks for the bug report. However, Red Hat no longer maintains this version of
the product. Please upgrade to the latest version and open a new bug if the problem

The Fedora Legacy project (http://fedoralegacy.org/) maintains some older releases, 
and if you believe this bug is interesting to them, please report the problem in
the bug tracker at: http://bugzilla.fedora.us/

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