Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 75062
(NET 3C59X) mii-tool fails to detect link on 3c59x
Last modified: 2013-07-02 22:06:43 EDT
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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):
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.
I don't think this is 3c59x specific. See 75813
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)
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