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       starfire-diag  - EEPROM setup and diagnostic program for ethernet cards
       based on the Adaptec 6915 "Starfire" chip.


       starfire-diag [options]


       starfire-diag is a program that you can use to diagnose  problems  with
       Adaptec 6915 "Starfire" ethernet cards.


       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 starfire-
              diag with the options ’-t -1’.




       starfire-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              STARFIRE-DIAG(8)