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SubjectRe: SIS900 module detects two transceivers, picks the wrong one
>>> "Richard B. Johnson"> 02/03/03 03:12PM >>

Thanks for the quick response, Richard!

> Perhaps dmesg will explain better:
> eth0: AMD79C901 HomePNA PHY transceiver found at address 2.
> eth0: AMD79C901 10BASE-T PHY transceiver found at address 3.
> eth0: using transceiver found at address 2 as default
> eth0: SiS 900 PCI Fast Ethernet at 0xec400, IRQ 11,

>This looks as though your wire is just connected backwards, i.e.,
>you have a reversed patch-cord.

The patch cable I've got has worked on other machines and hub set up
for 10Base-T.

>Are you connected to a Hub? Does the LED on the hub show that
>the wire is connected properly an does the LED on/near the connector
>your PC show that its connected correctly also?

Both the hub and the PC show link lights when connected, yes. The hub
is 10Base-T also.

>If you really do have to such connectors, just use eth1 instead of
>eth0, i.e., `ifconfig eth1 ip-address ...`

I will certainly give this a try. It's turning out to be quite an
experience in how the Linux kernel thinks of devices. :) I don't really
care which eth port it uses, as long as it works.

So my ifconfig would be:
ifconfig eth1 address netmask
- right?

I'm curious though - does ipconfig actually *create* the device ethx?
Isn't that what the SIS900 module is doing -- detecting a device and
mapping it onto eth0? dmesg does not reveal a similar report for eth1.
In that case, how do I force it to use the transceiver at address 3 (see
the dmesg above), or will it decide to use that one automatically? Sorry
for my ignorance.

Thanks very much,
Cameron Goble

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