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tl - Ethernet driver for Texas Instruments ThunderLAN based board
tl* at pci? dev ? function ?
Configuration of PHYs are necessary. See mii(4).
The tl device driver supports network adapters based on the Texas Instru-
ments ThunderLAN chip.
Supported cards include:
in baseboard and PCI variants (10bT-only variant untested).
Compaq NetFlex 3/P
in baseboard variant only (the PCI variant doesn't use the
same chip !).
Baseboard Compaq Deskpro 4000 5233MMX Ethernet (untested).
TI TravelMate 5000 series laptop docking station's Ethernet board.
The different models of the supported boards come with some subset of
RJ-45, BNC and AUI connectors. Media selection is done using ifconfig(8)
using the standard ifmedia(4) mechanism. Refer to those manual pages for
The tl driver don't have full automatic media selection. By default it
will do an NWay on the UTP port for negotiation of the speed and duplex
mode with the link partner. If the AUI or BNC port is used, an explicit
medium must be specified to ifconfig(8) or in your /etc/ifconfig.tl?
The board marked as untested will always claim having an AUI connector,
where it may be a BNC one.
ifconfig(8), ifmedia(4), netintro(4), pci(4), mii(4)
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