ee - Intel (82558/82559) PCI 10/100 Ethernet
The ee interface supports the Intel 82558 and 82559-based
HP adapters (including the DE60x line of adapters). These
PCI bus adapters support standard 10/100 Ethernet operation,
and provide equivalent service compared to the
DE500-BA adapters (IEEE 802.3u Autonegotiation, full/half
duplex, 10/100 Mbps). In addition to the standard features,
our adapters support a hardware feature called parallel
detection. This feature detects speed (10/100) and
mode (full/half duplex) automatically when connecting to a
repeater/switch that does NOT perform IEEE 802.3u Autonegotiation.
By default, the driver uses Autonegotiation mode. This
mode either connects to the remote partner with IEEE
802.3u Autonegotiation or resolves the speed and mode
using parallel detection. The adapters are designed to
automatically connect to all network configurations without
manual intervention. However, if manual intervention
is required, lan_config operations are supported (see
lan_config(8) for more information). If you want to preserve
your lan_config command information across system
restarts, edit the /etc/inet.local file and include the
appropriate commands. This information also remains the
same through system version updates.
If you manually set the speed by using the ifconfig or
lan_config commands, autonegotiation is automatically disabled.
If you then want to enable autonegotiation (for
example on interface ee0), use the following command:
# lan_config -iee0 -a1
This driver does NOT require new console firmware to operate
in a runtime only manner. Tru64 UNIX does not use console
variables to define media, mode, or speed. Booting
over a network requires SRM firmware Version 5.5 or later
(on most platforms).
The following diagnostic error messages contain relevant
information provided by the ee interface, and are printed
on the console. Each message begins with the adapter
identification, including the unit number of the adapter.
The ee driver found a system that has not defined cachelinesize
in the PCI configuration header. This is an informational
message only, and the driver correctly defines
the cachelinesize parameter. Not enough free memory
exists to run the driver. The EEPROM on the board did not
pass the checksum test. The board indicated in this message
is unusable. The device did not pass self test. The
diagnostic test that failed follows immediately after this
message. The board indicated in this message is unusable.
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