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Re: mii-tool ??



On Sun, Apr 19, 2009 at 11:54:53AM -0400, Jim wrote:
> 
> FC10- X86_64
>
> # mii-tool
> SIOCGMIIPHY on 'eth0' failed: Operation not supported
> eth1: no link
>
> eth0 is my lan  .
>
> Why ??
>

The reason mii-tool is deprecated has to do with driver support
for the mii hooks.  If eth0 is the interesting device 
and the driver does not support mii then the "not supported" 
parts is the final answer.

It also seems that you have eth1 configured.  The driver
is not live/connected (no link).  Link will go true when
a cable is connected... thus the comments about no cable
by other posters.

So:
What device is under your 'eth' devices.
New hardware will not have mii calls in their drivers ....

Tricks like lspci can help.

As a 'user' I see:
$ mii-tool
SIOCGMIIPHY on 'eth0' failed: Operation not permitted
.....
SIOCGMIIPHY on 'eth7' failed: Operation not permitted
no MII interfaces found

As root I see:
$ sudo mii-tool
SIOCGMIIPHY on 'eth1' failed: Operation not supported
 
So my eth1 device (MCP78S which is new) does
not have driver support for this deprecated
interface.



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	T o m  M i t c h e l l 
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