SiS9 Ethernet driver

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John A. Murphy

SiS9 Ethernet driver

Post by John A. Murphy » Wed Oct 02, 2002 11:43 am

We're working on a new motherboard that uses the SiS961A bridge with
built-in SiS900 Ethernet controller, and the QNX SiS900 driver
(devn-sis9.so) that comes with 6.2.0 doesn't seem to recognize this
particular version/revision of the chip: it reports that it can't read
the EEprom and can't find the MAC address. Is there a newer version of
this driver? If not, is there an effort under way to catch up with SiS
and their revisions?

Murf

Hugh Brown

Re: SiS9 Ethernet driver

Post by Hugh Brown » Wed Oct 02, 2002 1:50 pm

Previously, John A. Murphy wrote in qdn.public.ddk.network:
We're working on a new motherboard that uses the SiS961A bridge with
built-in SiS900 Ethernet controller, and the QNX SiS900 driver
(devn-sis9.so) that comes with 6.2.0 doesn't seem to recognize this
particular version/revision of the chip: it reports that it can't read
the EEprom and can't find the MAC address. Is there a newer version of
this driver? If not, is there an effort under way to catch up with SiS
and their revisions?
We are waiting on docs from SiS for this new chipset, but don't have
anything right now.
Murf

John A. Murphy

Re: SiS9 Ethernet driver

Post by John A. Murphy » Thu Oct 03, 2002 11:29 am

I got a fairly reason version of a L***x driver from SiS (version 1.08.05a
Jun 28 2002) with code that knows about Rescission 0x90 and at least
demonstrates how to find the MAC address (although I'd already figured that
out), but I'm still unable to get the driver I'm writing to run the chip. I
can talk to the registers, but the chip never access the ring descriptors in
memory. If you manage to pry any more secrets out of SiS I'd appreciate a
note.

Good Luck!

Murf

Hugh Brown wrote:
Previously, John A. Murphy wrote in qdn.public.ddk.network:
We're working on a new motherboard that uses the SiS961A bridge with
built-in SiS900 Ethernet controller, and the QNX SiS900 driver
(devn-sis9.so) that comes with 6.2.0 doesn't seem to recognize this
particular version/revision of the chip: it reports that it can't read
the EEprom and can't find the MAC address. Is there a newer version of
this driver? If not, is there an effort under way to catch up with SiS
and their revisions?


We are waiting on docs from SiS for this new chipset, but don't have
anything right now.

Murf

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