Installation on Yet Another Netbook

Christopher Rawnsley rawprawns at
Thu Jan 15 07:06:13 PST 2009

On 15 Jan 2009, at 01:22, Christopher Rawnsley wrote:
So recently effort has been put into areas that I am interested in  
getting my Eee PC 901 up and running (specifically by Sepherosa  
Ziehau with age(4) and Michael Neumann with USB image creation in  
nrelease. Thanks guys! :-) ).
Oops! I've mixed up my age(4)s and ale(4)s! So I've just tried to get  
*ale(4)* working on the Eee but I'm having some issues:
  1) the device is occasionally detected. I'll boot up - it's  
detected - then reboot without changing anything and it's gone again.  
( I haven't yet discovered the cause as to why this is )
  2) when the device is detected and showing up in ifconfig I tried a  
'dhclient ale0' which resulted in stdout getting a lot of messages  
like "ale0: phy read timeout: 1" and occasionally "ale0: phy write  
timeout: 1". The number at the end changes but is normally a one.

P.S. Is ale(4) now in GENERIC? I have loaded it at boot time and  
sometimes left it out but it's been detected on both occasions at  
least once.

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