Re: Error using mii-tool on 2.6-test, 2.4 okay

From: Jeff Garzik (
Date: Wed Jul 16 2003 - 09:07:53 EST

On Wed, Jul 16, 2003 at 08:52:14AM -0400, Joseph Fannin wrote:
> I've just switched another of my boxes over to 2.6-test; so
> far, I've had only one problem -- attempts to force the network card
> (tulip-based) to full-duplex with mii-tool fail with:
> SIOCGMIIPHY on 'eth0' failed: Operation not supported
> no MII interfaces found
> The same command works fine in 2.4. This the packaged mii-tool
> in Debian unstable (1.9 2000/04/28). I've tried rebuilding the
> package on another very similar machine, but the error remains.
> Ethtool also doesn't work, but I'm not sure it did with 2.4 and this
> card either.

Get the latest mii-tool (possibly from cvs). The one in Debian
unstable doesn't use the official MII ioctls.

> Are mii-tool and CONFIG_MII mutually exclusive?



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