Note that the baseTX media type is only available if supported by the adapter. Note that this condition only occurs when warm booting from another operating system. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Some commands issued to the 3c90x ASIC take time to complete: You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. Introduction to Linux – A Hands on Guide This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.

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I haven’t got access to the computer as it was “impossible” to get it work by editing modules the way I linnux instructed by “google”. Through my own work and the help of others on these forums, we have concluded that the bare. Xubuntu says it’s unable to find any devices. The xl driver supports the following media options: Everything seems fine except I’m unable to connect to the Internet.


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3Com 3C905B-TX

Lights are on on the card. Fast Etherlink XL adapters such as the 3cTX and 3cB-TX are capable of 10 or Mbps data rates in either full or half duplex and can be manually configured for any supported mode or automatically negotiate the highest possible mode with a link partner.

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Visit the following links: The general 3C9xxx kernel driver didn’t work. For more information on configuring this device, see ifconfig 8. Comment on this change optional. Note that this condition only occurs when warm booting from another operating system. I am using Slackware 8.

So I had to do an “ifconfig eth0 down” and “ifconfig eth0 up”; then it works. Add tags Tag help. Dariel Dato-on odd-rationale wrote on For whatever the reason, the ‘MII available’ bit in the media options register on this particular equipment is not set, even though it should be the 3cTX always uses an external PHY transceiver.

I found a lot of messages where people had problems with Kernel 2. The problem is that the source only has drivers. It doesn’t look so.

[SOLVED] Network driver issue – 3Com 3cTX

If you need to reset your password, click here. Previously the computer had Kubuntu Edgy, and the network adapter worked.


If you power down your system prior to booting FreeBSD, the card should be configured correctly. This message may be printed during driver initialization on slower machines. The driver tries to detect this condition and bring the adapter back to the D0 full power state, but this may not be enough to return the driver to a fully operational condition.

It is probably safe to ignore them. Toni Helenius toni-helenius wrote on The 3cB adapters have built-in autonegotiation logic mapped onto the MII for compatibility with previous drivers.

driver compatibility (3cB TX PCI [Cyclone])

Note that this option is only available with the 3c and 3cB adapters with external PHYs or built-in autonegotiation logic. If you see this message at boot time and the driver fails to attach the device as a network interface, you will have to perform second warm boot to have the device properly configured. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free.