MirBSD manpage: ste(4)

STE(4)                     BSD Programmer's Manual                      STE(4)


     ste - Sundance Technologies ST201 Fast Ethernet driver


     ste* at pci? dev ? function ?


     The ste driver provides support for PCI Ethernet adapters and embedded
     controllers based on the Sundance Technologies ST201 PCI fast Ethernet
     controller chip. This includes the D-Link DFE-550TX.

     The Sundance ST201 uses bus master DMA and is designed to be a 3Com Eth-
     erLink XL work-alike. It uses the same DMA descriptor structure and is
     very similar in operation, however its register layout is different. The
     ST201 has a 64-bit multicast hash filter and a single perfect filter en-
     try for the station address. It supports both 10 and 100Mbps speeds in
     either full or half duplex using an MII transceiver.

     The ste driver supports the following media types:

     autoselect   Enable autoselection of the media type and options. The user
                  can manually override the autoselected mode by adding media
                  options to the hostname.if(5) file.

     10baseT      Set 10Mbps operation. The mediaopt option can also be used
                  to select either full-duplex or half-duplex modes.

     100baseTX    Set 100Mbps (Fast Ethernet) operation. The mediaopt option
                  can also be used to select either full-duplex or half-duplex

     The ste driver supports the following media options:

     full-duplex  Force full duplex operation.

     half-duplex  Force half duplex operation.

     For more information on configuring this device, see ifconfig(8).


     ste%d: couldn't map ports/memory  A fatal initialization error has oc-

     ste%d: couldn't map interrupt  A fatal initialization error has occurred.

     ste%d: watchdog timeout  The device has stopped responding to the net-
     work, or there is a problem with the network connection (cable).

     ste%d: no memory for rx list  The driver failed to allocate an mbuf for
     the receiver ring.

     ste%d: no memory for tx list  The driver failed to allocate an mbuf for
     the transmitter ring when allocating a pad buffer or collapsing an mbuf
     chain into a cluster.

     ste%d: chip is in D3 power state -- setting to D0  This message applies
     only to adapters which support power management. Some operating systems
     place the controller in low power mode when shutting down, and some PCI
     BIOSes fail to bring the chip out of this state before configuring it.
     The controller loses all of its PCI configuration in the D3 state, so if
     the BIOS does not set it back to full power mode in time, it won't be
     able to configure it correctly. The driver tries to detect this condition
     and bring the adapter back to the D0 (full power) state, but this may not
     be enough to return the driver to a fully operational condition. If this
     message appears at boot time and the driver fails to attach the device as
     a network interface, a second warm boot will have to be performed to have
     the device properly configured.

     Note that this condition only occurs when warm booting from another
     operating system. If the system is powered down prior to booting OpenBSD,
     the card should be configured correctly.


     arp(4), ifmedia(4), intro(4), netintro(4), pci(4), hostname.if(5),

     Sundance ST201 data sheet, http://www.sundanceti.com.


     The ste device driver first appeared in FreeBSD 3.0. OpenBSD support was
     added in OpenBSD 2.7.


     The ste driver was written by Bill Paul <wpaul@ee.columbia.edu> and port-
     ed to OpenBSD by
     Aaron Campbell <aaron@openbsd.org>.

MirBSD #10-current             August 21, 1999                               1

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