ethernet 10baseT, 10base 2 and DE-530

ethernet 10baseT, 10base 2 and DE-530

Post by Wing Kei Ch » Fri, 15 Aug 1997 04:00:00



Console: 16 point font, 400 scans
Console: colour VGA+ 80x25, 1 virtual console (max 63)
pcibios_init : BIOS32 Service Directory structure at 0x000fb990
pcibios_init : BIOS32 Service Directory entry at 0xfbe20
pcibios_init : PCI BIOS revision 2.10 entry at 0xfbe50
Probing PCI hardware.
Calibrating delay loop.. ok - 66.15 BogoMIPS
Memory: 30892k/32768k available (688k kernel code, 384k reserved, 804k data)
This processor honours the WP bit even when in supervisor mode. Good.
Swansea University Computer Society NET3.035 for Linux 2.0
NET3: Unix domain sockets 0.12 for Linux NET3.035.
Swansea University Computer Society TCP/IP for NET3.034
IP Protocols: ICMP, UDP, TCP
VFS: Diskquotas version dquot_5.6.0 initialized
Checking 386/387 coupling... Ok, fpu using exception 16 error reporting.
Checking 'hlt' instruction... Ok.

Serial driver version 4.13 with no serial options enabled
tty00 at 0x03f8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A
tty01 at 0x02f8 (irq = 3) is a 16550A
Ramdisk driver initialized : 16 ramdisks of 0K size
hda: QUANTUM ELS170A, 162MB w/32kB Cache, CHS=1011/15/22
ide0 at 0x1f0-0x1f7,0x3f6 on irq 14
Floppy drive(s): fd0 is 1.44M, fd1 is 1.2M
Started kswapd v 1.4.2.2
FDC 0 is an 8272A
Partition check:
 hda: hda1 hda2 hda3 hda4
JAVA Binary support v1.01 for Linux 1.3.98 (C)1996 Brian A. Lantz
VFS: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem) readonly.
Adding Swap: 16660k swap-space
lp1 at 0x0378, (polling)
CSLIP: code copyright 1989 Regents of the University of California
SLIP: version 0.8.4-NET3.019-NEWTTY-MODULAR (dynamic channels, max=256).
SLIP linefill/keepalive option.
PPP: version 2.2.0 (dynamic channel allocation)
PPP Dynamic channel allocation code copyright 1995 Caldera, Inc.
PPP line discipline registered.
loading device 'eth0'...
eth0: DC21041 at 6000 (PCI bus 0, device 11), h/w address 00:80:c8:3e:00:c2,
      and requires IRQ10 (provided by PCI BIOS).

U14F0: PORT 0x340, BIOS 0xc8000, IRQ 15, DMA 5, SG 32, Mbox 16, CmdLun 2, C1.
UltraStor 14F/34F: Copyright (C) 1994, 1995, 1996 Dario Ballabio.
scsi0 : UltraStor 14F/34F rev. 2.10.00
scsi : 1 host.
  Vendor: MAXTOR    Model: 7345-SCSI         Rev: 2065
  Type:   Direct-Access                      ANSI SCSI revision: 02
  Vendor: NEC       Model: CD-ROM DRIVE:222  Rev: 3.0i
  Type:   CD-ROM                             ANSI SCSI revision: 02
Unable to identify CD-ROM format.
eth0: media is unconnected!
iBCS: socksys registered on character major 30
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Distribution:     Slackware 3.1
                  standard kernel 2.0.0
                  Network interface card PCI DE-530CT/T+ 21041 chip set
                        (Combo card, 10baseT(AUI), 10base2(BNC))
                 /etc/rc.d/rc.modules using driver de4x5
                 ( Thin-net or 10base2 backbone network)

problem:
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   It seems the the card get detected fine.
   On the other hand eth0 is only using 10baseT transceiver(I believe,
from "eth0: media is not connected" above),and for some reason it does  to
switch to 10base2 BNC wich has the coax cable attached.

I have read the ethernet howto, network howto, and Linux administrator's
guide and have not been able to solve this problem.  

Any advice on getting the DE-530 to work with de4x5 module on a BNC
backbone would be appreciated.

I hope I don't have to start from scratch by switching over to the tulip
driver. (The worse case, back to Win95 or NT).

ifconfig shows proper info.
Using telnet will freeze up the computer as is except to localhost.

thanks in advance
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Any advice is appreciated.
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