sis630 mac address
bari at onelabs.com
Sun Sep 22 12:18:00 CEST 2002
Steve M. Gehlbach wrote:
>My pcchips m787cl+ with the sis630e chipset started reporting a 00:00..00
>mac address. It was working at first, but somewhere in the process of
>debugging I started getting all zeros.
>I looked thorough the linuxbios and the sis900.c driver, and I think
>everything is being setup correctly. I even wrote a small program to
>the eeprom directly (rather than the APC cmos), following the code in the
>sis driver, and I always read zeroes. I cannot ever seem to get a 1
>(b1 of IO reg 0x2008).
>I put the orig bios back in and booted Linux and same result, so I am
>sure the eeprom got erased (or is dead).
>Anybody (ollie?) know if there is a way to re-write the eeprom? The
>ifconfig command will set the mac to any value but it doesn't last
>reboots, and I did not see any code in the driver that appears to
The utils and instructions for programing the eeprom with the SiS 900
can be found at:
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