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Re: [SLUG] PCMCIA 10/100 card tuning?

On Mon, 25 Jun 2001, Dean Hamstead wrote:

> append options to the kernel or to the module ;)
> Look in the kernel source ;)

Thanks everyone for your help.  
I had no idea what kernel options to pass to this PC card since it 
doesn't have a real unique identifier but I used the "pcnet_cs" 
value I found.   I tried all sorts of things to stop the card from 
auto-negotiation but it still comes up 100TX FD.  I think I have one 
of those cards that cannot be changed by the current Linux. 

I would've gone through the source but I don't have room for it on the 
HDD.   One of the things I tried was in /etc/pcmcia/network.opts and 
adding IF_PORT=10base2 to the config.  It complained about an invalid 
ioctl.  Further searching on the net indicated that this meant the 
card couldn't change the port speed.

Surely there must be a way to change the port speed?!  It's a 10/100 
card, meaning there are 2 choices!  I think the issue is that the 
driver in Linux doesn't know how to turn off auto-negotiation 
for this particular brand.... :(


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