Installation on Yet Another Netbook

Sepherosa Ziehau sepherosa at
Thu Jan 15 17:44:51 PST 2009

On Thu, Jan 15, 2009 at 11:01 PM, Christopher Rawnsley
<rawprawns at> wrote:
> 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 )

Could you post the dmesg if detection fails?

>  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".

1 is BMSR.  It would be helpful, if you could post the dmesg.

> The number at the end changes but is normally a one.
> --
> Chris
> 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.

It is in GENERIC.

Best Regards,

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