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Old 08-27-2003, 01:27 AM   #1
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sis900 ethernet card post kernel build


hey. was wonderin if anyone here had this problem :

when i first install my system (debian stable, which installs the 2.2 kernel), everything is fine, and i can connect. but when i try to compile a new kernel (the 2.4)......

the dmesg on booting the old kernel gives me:
sis900.c: v1.06.09 09/28/2001
eth0: SiS 900 PCI Fast Ethernet at 0xcc00, IRQ 5, xxx.
eth0: Unknown PHY transceiver found at address 0.
eth0: Unknown PHY transceiver found at address 1.
.....
eth0: Unknown PHY transceiver found at address 31.
eth0: Using transceiver found at address 31 as default.


ok, i found the same problem online, and someone elses post on it.
http://www.ussg.iu.edu/hypermail/lin...11.3/0037.html

so, i did what he has written there, n i get what i have posted below, and it doesnt work yet. i have definitely missed somethng here.

the dmesg on the newly compiled 2.4 kernel gives me:
sis900.c: v1.08.06 9/24/2002
PCI: Found IRQ 5 for device 00:04.0
PHY 1, status 782D
eth0: RealTek RTL8201 PHY transceiver found at address 1.
eth0: Using transceiver found at address 1 as default.

any ideas/suggestions?

thnx again!
 
Old 10-21-2003, 01:45 AM   #2
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I have the same "nuiscance" - I don't define it as a problem because my network works well but I got that error (eth0: Unknown PHY transceiver found at address 0) with the difference that the kernel finds the ethernet card at address 1 but still takes address 31 as default..
 
Old 10-21-2003, 09:05 AM   #3
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i forgot what exactly the problem was - i used the old config file from the stock 2.4.18, and it was fine. if i remember right, it was cos i always un-selected SNMP support whenever i built a kernel thinking i dont need it for my laptop. it definitely did not have anything to do with anything related to the ethernet card selections, cos they remained the same.
 
Old 10-21-2003, 09:57 AM   #4
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what conf file r u talking abt?
 
Old 10-21-2003, 12:30 PM   #5
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is like this,
when u first install debian, it setes everything up for you, ur sis900 eth0 will work fine ...
so, when i upgraded the kernel, i used the config file it had created during first install. i removed everything not needed except for SNMP support, and it worked fine. but if i unselect SNMP support, it wont work.

the card is detected fine during first install of the 2.4.18 kernel.
 
  


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