I'm having trouble connecting my Linux machine via ethernet to a Sun
SparcStation-5 (Solaris-2.5). I have tried the tulip driver and the
DE4X5 drivers without success.
The driver seems to recognize the card and set the correct port. The
diodes on the back of the card light up to show that packets are
coming and going and "ifconfig" shows packets received and sent,
however "arp" sets the address of the other machine to all zeros
"00:00:...:00". If I correct the arp table manually (arp -f file...),
it doesn't help.
By the way, I previously bought a SMC EtherPower card, which didn't
seem to work either. Now I got this card as a replacement. I read
about some problems with ASUS boards in the Ethernet howto. I don't
know if that is the problem.
Here are some details:
Linux kernel version: Linux-2.0.29
tulip driver version: 0.57A
DE4X5 driver version: 9.442
Ethernet card: Lantronix LEA-P2T (DEC 21041 based)
Ethernet port: BNC (AUI with tranciever on the Sun side)
PC mainboard: ASUS-P/I-P55T2P4
Any ideas ?
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