Platform Notes: The hme FastEthernet Device Driver
1. The hme Device Driver
Operating Speeds and Modes
2. Configuring the Driver Software
Installing the Driver Software
Configuring the Hostname File
To Configure the Hostname File
Booting From the Network
To Boot From the Network
Optional Post-Installation Procedures
Setting Driver Parameters
To Force Network Speed Between 10 Mbps and 100 Mbps
3. Parameter Definitions
Driver Parameter Values and Definitions
Defining the Current Status
Inter-Packet Gap Parameters
Defining an Additional Delay Before Transmitting a Packet Using lance_mode and ipg0
Operational Mode Parameters
Selecting the Internal or External Transceiver
Operational Mode Priorities
Defining the Number of Back-to-Back Packets to Transmit
Reporting Transceiver Capabilities
Reporting the Link Partner Capabilities
4. Setting Parameters
Parameter Setting Options
Setting Parameters Using ndd
Identifying Device Instances
To Specify the Device Instance for the ndd Utility
Non-Interactive and Interactive Modes
Using the ndd Utility in Non-Interactive Mode
Using the ndd Utility in Interactive Mode
Setting Forced Mode
To Select One Local Transceiver Capability and Setting Forced Mode
Setting Auto-Negotiation Mode
To Set the Mode to Auto-Negotiation
Setting Parameters in the /etc/system File
To Set the ipg1 to 10 and ipg2 to 5 When Rebooting
Setting Parameters Using the hme.conf File
To Set ipg1 to 20 and ipg2 to 10 in SBus Slot 0xe
Setting Driver Parameters for PCI-Bus hme Interfaces Using hme.conf
To Configure Driver Parameters With PCI-Bus Based Systems
The Auto-Negotiation Protocol
Boot Process on the Network
Correcting Errors in Negotiating
Internal (Local) Transceiver
B. Driver Parameters
Driver Parameter Definitions
How do I force the adapter to run at a particular speed?
How do I change the IP address for my network interface?
How do I change the hostname for my network interface?
How do I configure another IP address or subnet for my network interface?
How do I know if my network interface is up? I can not ping the device.
How do I determine the current speed of my adapter?
I moved the board to another slot, but ifconfig does not work
Is the new card recognized by the system?
Which instance did the network adapter move to?
No response from Ethernet network : Link down -- cable problem?
Driver is busy with upper layer
Parallel detection fault
Transceiver does not talk MII or "Transceiver isolate failed
No transceiver found
Dev not used - dev in slave only slot
Failed to initialize hardware/driver
External Transceiver: anar not set with speed selection
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