Re: bcm5700 driver at 100Mbit? tg3 doesn't do 100Mbit - 2.6.4-mm1

From: Matthias Andree
Date: Sun Mar 14 2004 - 07:32:42 EST

On Sun, 14 Mar 2004, Sid Boyce wrote:

> tg3.ko loads, network starts up. Can't connect to 100Mbit network
> switch. The bcm5700 driver in ths SuSE kraxel 2.6.3 kernel works. The
> tg3 is supposed to be a replacement for bcm5700 I believe.

On Debian's 2.4, I have been able to get 100 Mbps traffic by forcing a
re-negotiation through mii-diag or ethtool (I don't recall which one,
this mii-tool/mii-diag/ethtool is a HORRIBLE MESS that needs to be
sorted out) and seem to recall that ifconfig eth0 down ; ifconfig eth1
up could also have fixed this - however, such behaviour is of course
unsuitable for production use and I don't know if the same trick works
on 2.6 kernels.

Matthias Andree

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