[U-Boot-Users] IXP425 ethernet & NPE microcode

Stefan Roese sr at denx.de
Wed May 9 11:52:37 CEST 2007

Hi Jonathan,

On Wednesday 09 May 2007, Jonathan Pratt wrote:
> I have a IXP425 (IXDPG425 dev board) running u-boot [yay!] but I get the
> message 'No Ethernet Found' in the start up sequence. I would like to
> get ethernet working but I have been unable to find out what I should do
> so it happens.
> When I used a pristine copy of u-boot, it wouldn't build for this target
> (couldn't make .depend in the cpu/ixp/npe directory or something
> similar). Since I had been building (snapgear) Linux using the Intel
> Open Access Library I copied IxNpeMicrocode.c from
> IPL_ixp400NpeLibrary-2_0.zip [ie version 2.0 of the NPE Library] into
> the cpu/ixp/npe directory. Admittedly this was just a guess as to what
> to do. U-boot now builds OK for this target, and I now have it running,
> but without ethernet.
> Is there some doco somewhere that explains what to do next, or does
> someone have some insights to offer?

Did you set the "ethaddr" environment variable? If not, please do and reset 
the board after saving it. Could be that the driver only enables the 
interfaces when ethXaddr is set.

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