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       vortex-diag  -  EEPROM setup and diagnostic program for the 3Com Vortex


       vortex-diag [options]


       vortex-diag is a program that you can use to diagnose problems with the
       3Com Vortex series. Those include all cards which are based on the 3Com
       Vortex, Boomerang and Cyclone chips.


       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.

       -q, --quiet
              Be very unverbose.

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

       -a, --show_all_registers
              Print all registers.

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

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

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

       -A, --Advertise <mediaype>
              Advertise media type. Valid  Options  are:  10baseT,  100baseT4,
              100baseTx,  100baseTx-FD, 100baseTx-HD, 10baseT-FD and 10baseHD.

       -F, --new-interface <interface>
              Interface number. Options that make sense are: 10baseT, 10base2,
              AUI,    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.

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

       -f, --force-detection
              Try to identify the card, even if it is active.

       -t, --chip-type <card>
              Explicitly  set  the chip. To get all valid numbers, run vortex-
              diag with the options ’-t -1’.




       vortex-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