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  1. #1

    r6040 net-driver on new kernels not work(3.X.X)


    I have a problem.

    I have a motherboard with processor RDC8610. As PHY-chip used tlk100 (Texas Instruments). tlk100 uses "Generic PHY-driver" from kernel.

    When I compile a kernel works fine.

    When I compile a kernel 3.6.8 or 3.7.8 I have problems in the network.
    The built-in network card (r6040) does not work pings.
    ifconfig shows no errors, but the "RX bytes"> 0 while the "TX bytes" = 0! It seems that the transmitter is not initialized or not working.

    Rarely get messages on the console:

    eth1: link UP
    eth1: link DOWN

    As I see it, the value "TX bytes" from ifconfig increased (but not significantly)

    Network cable is not damaged.

    I can see that from the kernel version to 3.6.8, the NIC driver r6040 upgraded from 0.26 (30May2010) to 0.28 (07Oct2011).

    I attach the configuration files of the kernels.

    What is it? Bug in the new driver r6040?
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  2. #2
    Linux Guru Rubberman's Avatar
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    I can be found either 40 miles west of Chicago, in Chicago, or in a galaxy far, far away.
    The 3.6 and 3.7 kernels are not LTS (long term support) kernels - mostly test versions. Try 3.4. The next LTS kernel will be 3.9. If you still have a problem with 3.4, report it to the kernel developers at
    Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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    thanks. I need time to test it.

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