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SubjectRe: 3c59x problem with 2.4.6-test[34]
Tom Rini <> wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 24, 2003 at 12:43:56PM -0700, Andrew Morton wrote:
> > Tom Rini <> wrote:
> > >
> > > Okay. First an odd part. When the card does not work, I didn't get
> > > anything in the syslog with debug=7, but I did get plenty when it works.
> >
> > Well that's a big hint. If no debug output comes out then the driver
> > simply isn't being executed. You'll need to investigate and report on this
> > further. Make sure that you've set `dmesg -n 7' of course...
> >From the original message, something is happening:
> Sep 6 18:13:57 opus kernel: 0000:00:0e.0: 3Com PCI 3c905B Cyclone 100baseTx at 0xe480. Vers LK1.1.19
> Sep 6 18:13:57 opus vmunix: ***WARNING*** No MII transceivers found!

Oh, OK, I didn't look at your initial message closely enough.

Every register is coming up with 0xff, so the NIC isn't powered up. There
have been a couple of reports of this.

I don't know why this has changed from 2.4. Suggest you try disabling (or
enabling) ACPI, and see if there are any BIOS settings which might affect

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