3 Replies Latest reply on May 9, 2016 8:53 AM by Peter_Hall

    I210 detection issue with Linux

    Peter_Hall Community Member



      We are incorporating the I210 into our design with an external SPI Flash.   So far we can detect the chip using lspci and have programmed the serial flash with a copied image from the PCIE board

      I210-T1, which already works in our development board with the same Linux build. (note we could not get the eeprom tool to this and in the end we used a beaglebone with FlashRom to program it.

      Since programming the serial flash the LED light up sequence on the connector has changed so it has definitely had an impact (green blinking amber steady on).  unfortunately, the igb driver is not able to probe the chip at start-up.  Below is a grep of dmesg:


      root@var-som-mx6:~# dmesg | grep -i intel

      [    1.520251] e1000e: Intel(R) PRO/1000 Network Driver - 2.3.2-k

      [    1.524848] e1000e: Copyright(c) 1999 - 2013 Intel Corporation.

      [    1.529558] igb: Intel(R) Gigabit Ethernet Network Driver - version 5.0.5-k

      [    1.535265] igb: Copyright (c) 2007-2013 Intel Corporation.

      [    3.377660] igb: probe of 0000:01:00.0 failed with error -5


      And also an lspci


      root@var-som-mx6:~# lspci

      00:00.0 PCI bridge: Synopsys, Inc. Device abcd (rev 01)

      01:00.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation Device 1531 (rev 03)



      Any idea what this may be down to?   Also,  where can I get access to stock images for the serial flash?