[U-Boot-Users] LAN chip dead on ARM Integrator/CP board

Wolfgang Denk wd at denx.de
Thu Dec 22 01:33:28 CET 2005

In message <43A9F197.9010603 at quartics.com> you wrote:
> 1) I have tried setting up the MAC address.  However that does not fix 
> the problem.  Output:
> SMC91111:  PHY auto-negotiate timed out
> Warning:  MAC addresses don't match:
>           HW MAC address: 01:00:01:00:00:00

Where is this MAC address coming from? You are aware that this is  an
address which will NOT work?

>           "ethaddr" value: 00:05:1B:00:10:4A
> Using MAC Address 00:05:1B:00:10:4A
> ping failed: host is not alive

Did you see any packets on the wire? 

> I have given the board a static IP address in order to bypass DHCP.

And which one was this? 

> Something is funky with the PHY layer because I do not see the link 
> lights so I am not surprised no traffic is traversing the wireline.  It 
> looks as if the chip is still in reset.

Given the fact that your hardware MAC address  is  illegal  (has  the
multicast  bit  set)  you  should not be surprised. I'm not sure what
your hardware does in such a situation.

I recommend to fix your MAC addresses first.

> 2) I did download u-boot 1.1.4 but the compilation failed with my 
> arm-linux-gcc 3.4.2 (linked w/ uclibc) compiler.  Output:

Patches have been posted on the list; see the archives.

Best regards,

Wolfgang Denk

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