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wdsetup: configure Western Digital and SMC ethernet cards.

NAME
wdsetup - configure Western Digital and SMC ethernet cards.

SYNOPSIS

wdsetup [-er] [-a ioaddr] [-b ramaddr] [-i irq] [-v level] [-m [aui|twp|bnc]] [-p ioaddr] [--ramstart ramaddr] [--irq irq] [--eeprom] [--regs] [--newaddr ioaddr] [--media [aui|twp|bnc]] [--verbose level]

DESCRIPTION

Wdsetup is used to configure the i/o address, interrupt line, ram size, ram base address, wait states, network connection, rom size, and rom base address. In the command line option method, wdsetup works silently, and returns 0 for success, or -1 if an error occured. The board is re-configured, and the soft eeprom configuration is unchanged. In the interactive method, the current configuration is displayed, and then the user is promped for the new configuration to put in to the eeprom. If your jumpers are not set to soft/soft, both current and soft configuration information will be shown. Note that the W1 and W2 jumpers must be set to "soft" to use the eeprom configuration on boot-up. OPTIONS -a addr, --baseaddr addr specifies i/o address at which to look for the card. -e, --eeprom display eeprom contents. This option disables interactive configuration. -r, --regs display register contents. This option disables interactive configuration. -p ioaddr, --newaddr ioaddr configure new i/o address. This option disables interactive configuration. -i irq, --irq irq configure new irq. This option disables interactive configuration. -b ramaddr, --ramstart ramaddr configure new ram address. This option disables interactive configuration. -m [aui|twp|bnc], --media [aui|twp|bnc] configure new media. aui is the 15 pin connector. twp is twisted pair RJ-11? connector. bnc is the thin coax connector. This option disables interactive configuration. -v level, --verbose level Set amount of information printed out. Used mainly for debugging.

NOTES

1. wdsetup must be run as root. 2. Do not re-configure your card while the network software is accessing it. 3. You may see "warning eeprom checksum error" if your card has not been used with the latest SMC ezsetup, or wdsetup before. This is normal, and the message will not appear after you update the soft configuration in eeprom. (The old SMC ezsetup and wdsetup did not have a master checksum). This mess- age will only appear on cards with 82C584 BIC.

BUGS

0. Since this program has not been widely tested, it would be wise to have the Dos(yuck) ezsetup program handy in case something goes wrong. 1. If there is a problem with the auto recognition, use -a 280 (replace 280 with your card's actual address). 2. It seems that some cards (not necessarily ethernet cards) may lockup if you read their registers at the wrong time, so if you have such cards, you must specify the address of your card using the wdsetup -a option, otherwise the autodetect feature may lockup your computer. WDSETUP(8)
 
 
 

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