alta-diag - EEPROM setup and diagnostic program for ethernet cards
based on the chip Sundance ST201 "Alta".
alta-diag is a program that you can use to diagnose problems with
ethercards based the Sundance ST201 "Alta" Chip as well as
These programs follow the usual GNU command line syntax, with long
options starting with two dashes (‘-’). A summary of options is
Show summary of options.
Show version of program.
-D Debug mode.
Be very unverbose.
Print all registers.
Dump EEPROM contents to stdout.
Re-write a corrupted EEPROM.
-p, --port-base <port>
Specify port to use.
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.
Dump MII management registers.
Reset the transceiver.
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!
Specify card to work on.
-B Dumps the flash to the screen.
Load file and write it into the flash.
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
<firstname.lastname@example.org>. This manual page was written by Alain Schroeder
<email@example.com>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by
February 18, 2002