Update: hme only working with MII ??

From: aaron gabrielson <aaron.gabrielson_at_adcorejapan.co.jp>
Date: Tue Aug 28 2001 - 04:38:19 EDT
Sun Managers,

Thanks for the responses so far. Previous posting is below.  Here is
some more info from troubleshooting the past couple of days:

* This is not an hme =81gcard=81h, it is just the built in ethernet
interface to the Sun Ultra2. =20

* I tried setting all the parameters in the etc/system file as below as
some had suggested to me.  No effect. =20

set hme:hme_adv_100fdx_cap=3D1
set hme:hme_adv_100hdx_cap=3D1
set hme:hme_adv_10fdx_cap=3D1
set hme:hme_adv_10hdx_cap=3D1
set hme:hme_adv_autoneg_cap=3D0

This way the interface will take any setting that works. =20

* I got to an OK prompt using =81ginit 0=81h because I have a PS/2 =
running through a Sun converter.  I was not able to figure out how to
send a break command.  Using init 0 I was able to get to an OK prompt.
>From the OK prompt I ran watch-net and watch-net-all and test net.  All
of these tests returned nothing and hung the system.  I had to reboot
after each test. =20

* I checked the var/adm/messages file and it shows the hme device
detected and recognized.

* When booting, the hme device is recognized, shows a MAC address, gets
a network and netmask, an IP address, and the hostname is set
successfully. =20

* I have no way of testing if the MII interface is actually working, but
it still shows the MII interface as the transceiver_in_use and
link_status as 1. =20

* I also tried an =81gifconfig netmask up=81h =
this did not seem to make any difference.=20

Any help or ideas anyone may have about this problem is greatly
appreciated. =20


Aaron Gabrielson

Previous Posting:
I currently have a Sun Ultra2 Enterprise with Solaris 8.  It is a newly
acquired used machine and I have not been able to get the nic working.

I have a twisted-pair cable connected to a Cisco switch and I do not get
a link light.  I can ping my own interface successfully.

I checked ndd transceiver_in_use and it returns 1, meaning the MII
interface is in use.  ndd link_status also returns 1.  So it is telling
me the MII is in use and it has an active link.  I have nothing
connected to the MII interface however.  Any idea on how to force the
card to use the twisted pair interface?  I checked sun docs and it says
the card automatically chooses the right interface.  Why am I getting
this bogus information?  Any help is appreciated, I am a bit new to Sun
and Solaris but I do not mind reading documentation, I have read
everything I can find on this however.
Received on Tue Aug 28 09:38:19 2001

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