ASUS Eee compatibility

Sepherosa Ziehau sepherosa at
Thu Mar 19 18:37:19 PDT 2009

On Fri, Mar 20, 2009 at 6:00 AM, John Leimon <jleimon at> wrote:
> Hello,
> Has anybody tested the lasted version of dragonfly with an ASUS Eee netbook?
> I would like to know if there are any hardware compatibility issues.

Old eee seemed to have msk(4), which is reported to work.

Newer eee has ale(4), which does not work reliably:
1) One user reported, it does not work properly if cable is unplugged
when/before bringing up the interface
2) From another user's report, the ale_stop() in ale_init() may cause
later ale_reset() fail, and PHY will no longer work after that.

I currently suspect the mii_phy_reset() in ale_mediachange() may be
the cause of the problem (Linux's driver seems to comment that PHY
reset must set autonegotiation bit to workaround certain PHY bug).
Well, I do not have any of these hardware though.

Best Regards,

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