Broadcom Corporation 16215 Alton Parkway, Irvine, CA 92619-7013 Release Notes Altima AC1000 Linux Driver Version 1.0.2 11/07/2001 Table of Contents ================= Introduction Limitations Packaging Building Driver Module Parameters Revision History Introduction ============ This file describes the Linux driver for the Altima AC1000 series 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet Network Controllers. Limitations =========== The current version of the driver has been tested as a loadable module on Red Hat 6.2, 7.0, 7.1, and 7.2 Linux distributions for i386 and ia64. Testing has also been done on other similar Linux distributions using 2.2.x and 2.4.x kernels. Packaging ========= The driver's source files are released in a compressed tar archive. Building Driver =============== 1. Create a directory and extract the files: tar xvzf ac1000-<version>.tar.gz 2. Build the driver ac1000.o as a loadable module for the running kernel: make 3. Test the driver by loading it: insmod ac1000.o 4. Install the driver: make install 5. To configure network protocol and address, refer to Linux documentations. Module Parameters ================= Optional parameters for the driver can be supplied as command line arguments to the insmod command. Typically, these parameters are set in the file /etc/modules.conf (see the man page for modules.conf). These parameters take the form <parameter>=value[,value,...] where the multiple values for the same parameter are for multiple NICs installed in the system. Note that default values will be used when invalid values are selected. All the parameters are listed below. line_speed Selects the line speed of the link. This parameter is used together with full_duplex to select the speed and duplexity of the link. The valid values are: 0 Autonegotiate (default) 10 10 Mbps 100 100 Mbps 1000 1000 Mbps Note that 1000 Mbps must be negotiated for copper twisted pair links. full_duplex Selects the duplexity of the link. This paramter is used together with line_speed to select the speed and duplexity of the link. Note that this parameter is ignored if line_speed is 0. The valid values are: 0 half duplex 1 full duplex (default) rx_flow_control Enables or disables receiving flow control (pause) frames. This parameter is used together with auto_flow_control. The valid values are: 0 pause receive disabled (default) 1 pause receive enabled if auto_flow_control is set to 0, or pause receive advertised if auto_flow_control is set to 1 tx_flow_control Enables or disables transmitting flow control (pause) frames. This parameter is used together with auto_flow_control. The valid values are: 0 pause transmit disabled (default) 1 pause transmit enabled if auto_flow_control is set to 0, or pause transmit advertised if auto_flow_control is set to 1 auto_flow_control Enables or disables autonegotiation of flow control. This parameter is used together with rx_flow_control and tx_flow_control to determine the advertised flow control capability. The valid values are: 0 flow control autonegotiation disabled (default) 1 flow control autonegotiation enabled with capability specified in rx_flow_control and tx_flow_control (only valid if line_speed is set to 0) Revision History ================ v1.0.2 (11/07/01) - Added SIOCETHTOOL support. v1.0.1 (09/24/01) - First release.Download Driver Pack
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