Summary: le0 & zs3

From: Mark `Hex' Hershberger (
Date: Fri Jul 05 1996 - 13:17:01 CDT

My original post:

> Date: Thu, 27 Jun 1996 12:33:44 -0500 (CDT)
> From: Mark `Hex' Hershberger <>
> Subject: le0 & zs3
> We upgraded a SS5 (with an AUI connection) to Solaris 2.5 and began
> seeing the following message on the console:
> le0: No carrier - cable disconnected or hub link test disabled?
> Setting the NVRAM tpe-link-test? = false gets rid of the problem, but
> then we also seem to lose our network connection entirely. I'm confused
> because I thought that sort of error message wouldn't show up with an
> AUI connection.
> (Oh, I just started seeing the following today:
> NOTICE: zs3:ring buffer overflow
> weird. There doesn't seem to be anything wrong with the mouse.)

I finally was able to fix the problem by replacing the transeiver (which
was the solution I recieved two days ago.) It appears that the transeiver
was not bad, though. I hooked it up to another computer and it worked
fine. Perhaps the connection just needed to be reseated.

In any case, here are the unique responses that I got:

Date: Thu, 27 Jun 1996 3:06pm
From: "Brian Graham" <>

I have seen the zs3 be a keyboard or a mouse that seem to be in perfect
working order. If you have a spare of each I would attempt to swap the
current ones out. Couldn't hurt.

Good luck.

Date: Thu, 27 Jun 1996 15:27:35 -0500
From: (Colin Melville)


Make sure your router has tpe-link-test disabled also.

There's a complete discussion on the SunSolve WWW site, It is SunSolve Document infodoc/12306, "Ethernet Interface FAQ/PSD".

I believe all modern routers have tpe-link testing enabled by default, may want to check it. The router and host should both be enabled.


Date: Wed, 3 Jul 1996 11:44:34 -0400 (CST)
From: (Marcelo Maraboli R.)

I had the same problem...

if you set the variable tpe-link-test? to are using TP,
if are using AUI..

I had the problem using AUI and tpe-link-test? on
I changed the tranceiver...and everything went OK!!..

many tranceivers go DEAD with suns...

Status: RO

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