Getting Tulip to work with Compaq RedHat 7.2

Getting Tulip to work with Compaq RedHat 7.2

Post by Bria » Thu, 12 Dec 2002 03:29:44



Server is AlphaServer 1200.  I can ping my IP address, but nothing
else.  Networking was working before the install of 7.2.  Switch port is
set for 10BaseT, half duplex.  Windows NT onnected to same switch port
works fine.
 
 
 

Getting Tulip to work with Compaq RedHat 7.2

Post by KW » Thu, 12 Dec 2002 18:16:13


I've got similar problems, with Tulip......

It seems that the card itself does not support auto-nego.

It your card is a 100BaseT card, try to connect to 100BaseT switch,
it that is 10BaseT card, try to connect to 10BaseT Switch....

Or set the "other end" to auto-nego.

Anyone could help me too?



Quote:> Server is AlphaServer 1200.  I can ping my IP address, but nothing
> else.  Networking was working before the install of 7.2.  Switch port is
> set for 10BaseT, half duplex.  Windows NT onnected to same switch port
> works fine.


 
 
 

Getting Tulip to work with Compaq RedHat 7.2

Post by Andrew Schult » Fri, 13 Dec 2002 00:48:58



> Server is AlphaServer 1200.  I can ping my IP address, but nothing
> else.  Networking was working before the install of 7.2.  Switch port is
> set for 10BaseT, half duplex.  Windows NT onnected to same switch port
> works fine.

you might try the de4x5 module instead of the tulip one.  It's getting the job
done on our machines with tulip cards.

see http://alpha.crl.dec.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=23
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Getting Tulip to work with Compaq RedHat 7.2

Post by M?ns Rullg? » Fri, 13 Dec 2002 00:52:20



> > Server is AlphaServer 1200.  I can ping my IP address, but nothing
> > else.  Networking was working before the install of 7.2.  Switch port is
> > set for 10BaseT, half duplex.  Windows NT onnected to same switch port
> > works fine.

Which Tulip cards are you having trouble with.

Quote:> you might try the de4x5 module instead of the tulip one.  It's getting
> the job done on our machines with tulip cards.

The tulip module works better for me.  de4x5 doesn't really want to do
full duplex.  This is with 21143 and 21040 chips.

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M?ns Rullg?rd

 
 
 

Getting Tulip to work with Compaq RedHat 7.2

Post by Michal Jaegerman » Fri, 13 Dec 2002 05:50:35



>> you might try the de4x5 module instead of the tulip one.  It's getting
>> the job done on our machines with tulip cards.

> The tulip module works better for me.  de4x5 doesn't really want to do
> full duplex.  This is with 21143 and 21040 chips.

AFAIK there is well over hundred variants of "tulip" which creates
assorted headaches for developers.  To make things more interesting
their behaviour can be diffrent depending on what hub/switch/NIC you
happen to have on the other end of a direct wire.  There are known
autonegotiation gotchas in hardware/firmware.

I am sort of in the same boat.  On my local network I have some "real
DEC tulip" NICs, both on Alpha and x86, which worked fine with a 'tulip'
driver in 2.2 series of kernels.  OTOH 'de4x5' driver had troubles
and some other tulip cards (PNIC series in particular) refused to work
at all.  Drivers in 2.4 series fixed these problems for many users
and networks but in my particular setup they refuse to pass through
a single ethernet packet.  Still 'de4x5' started to work rather nicely
instead.  Shrug! Just experiment a bit what works best in your situation.

  Michal

 
 
 

Getting Tulip to work with Compaq RedHat 7.2

Post by Bria » Sun, 15 Dec 2002 01:20:02


With the help of Donald Becker at http://www.scyld.com/network/tulip.html my
problem is solved.  Apparently the tulip driver sent with ReHat 7.2 is
broken.  Here are the instructions that Donald sent me that fixed my
problem:

mkdir /tmp/netdrivers/
cd /tmp/netdrivers/
ncftp ftp://ftp.scyld.com/pub/network/netdrivers.tgz
tar xfvz netdrivers.tgz
make
make install

    There is also a Tulip Mailing List available from the website above.


> Server is AlphaServer 1200.  I can ping my IP address, but nothing
> else.  Networking was working before the install of 7.2.  Switch port is
> set for 10BaseT, half duplex.  Windows NT onnected to same switch port
> works fine.

 
 
 

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