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       alta-diag  -  EEPROM  setup  and  diagnostic program for ethernet cards
       based on the chip Sundance ST201 "Alta".


       alta-diag [options]


       alta-diag is a program that you  can  use  to  diagnose  problems  with
       ethercards   based   the   Sundance   ST201  "Alta"  Chip  as  well  as
       reconfiguring it.


       These programs follow the usual GNU  command  line  syntax,  with  long
       options  starting  with  two  dashes  (‘-’).   A  summary of options is
       included below.

       -h, --help
              Show summary of options.

       -V, --version
              Show version of program.

       -v, --verbose
              Verbose mode.

       -D     Debug mode.

       -q, --quiet
              Be very unverbose.

       -a, --all
              Print all registers.

       -e, --show-eeprom
              Dump EEPROM contents to stdout.

       -E, --emergency-rewrite
              Re-write a corrupted EEPROM.

       -p, --port-base <port>
              Specify port to use.

       -# <cardnum>
              Use card number <cardnum>.

       -A, --Advertise <mediaype>
              Advertise media type. Valid  Options  are:  10baseT,  100baseTx,
              100baseTx-FD, 100baseTx-HD, 10baseT-FD and 10baseHD.

       -F, --new-interface <interface>
              Interface   number.   Options  that  make  sense  are:  10baseT,
              100baseTx,  10baseT-FDX,  100baseTx-FDX,  100baseT4,  100baseFx,
              100baseFx-FDX, MII and Autosense.

       -H, --new-hwaddress <address>
              Set card to a new hardware address.

       -m, --show-mii
              Dump MII management registers.

       -R, --reset
              Reset the transceiver.

       -T, --test
              Do register and SRAM test.

       -t, --chip-type <type>
              Use  chip  type.  Only  available option is "Sundance Technology
              Alta", but more may come.

       -w, --write-EEPROM <values>
              Write to the EEPROMS with the specified values. Do not use this,
              if you do not know what you do!

       -# [card-number]
              Specify card to work on.

       -B     Dumps the flash to the screen.

       -L <file>
              Load file and write it into the flash.

       -S <file>
              Saves  the  flash  to a file.  -t, --chip-type <card> Explicitly
              set the chip. To get all valid numbers, run alta-diag  with  the
              options ’-t -1’.




       alta-diag  was  written  and  is  still  maintained  by  Donald  Becker
       <>.  This manual page was written  by  Alain  Schroeder
       <>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by

                               February 18, 2002