3CSOHO100-TX problem

Ben DeLong ben.delong at dnamerican.com
Thu Jun 21 08:34:29 EDT 2001


Thanks for the quick response.

I knew the problem had to be with the module and that there was some 
parameter that I had to pass to it but I couldn't find documentation on 
what it was.  I just played with it this morning and got it working with 
the command "insmod 3c59x.o options=8,8" (two network cards).  Thanks 
for your help.

While I have been working with Linux for several years now, I am new to 
the world of clustering.  At this point I was just trying to test out 
hardware with an old copy of Mandrake 7.2 so it never occured to me to 
check your guy's web site.  I'll have to take a better look at it to see 
what else is out there.  BTW, in addition to a clustering Linux 
distribution, what other services does Scyld provide to the clustering 


Donald Becker wrote:

>On Wed, 20 Jun 2001, Ben DeLong wrote:
>>I'm going crazy here because I know I have seen the answer to this 
>>question on this list before but I can't seem to find it.  :(
>You should be using the vortex at scyld.com list for questions about the
>3Com Vortex/Hurricane/Cylcone/etc. Ethernet adapters.
>>I am using 3COM 3cSOHO100-TX network cards to build a small test 
>>cluster.  When I power my nodes on, my network switch indicates a 100Mb 
>>connection to the cards.  However when the network connections are 
>>activated in the boot sequence, the light on the switch changes to 
>>indicate a 10Mb connection.  What needs to be done in order to run the 
>>network at 100Mb?
>Nothing.  As in "less than you are doing now".
>Overriding the transceiver setting to an one invalid for your specific
>board will cause the transceiver to work at 10baseT speed only.  There
>is a check for this misconfiguration in current driver versions, but
>older drivers would configure the NIC as specified.
>   http://www.scyld.com/network/vortex.html
>Donald Becker				becker at scyld.com
>Scyld Computing Corporation		http://www.scyld.com
>410 Severn Ave. Suite 210		Second Generation Beowulf Clusters
>Annapolis MD 21403			410-990-9993

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