RUE(4) MidnightBSD Kernel Interfaces Manual RUE(4)

NAME

rue — RealTek RTL8150 USB to Fast Ethernet controller driver

SYNOPSIS

To compile this driver into the kernel, place the following lines in your kernel configuration file:

device uhci
device ohci
device usb
device miibus
device rue

Alternatively, to load the driver as a module at boot time, place the following line in loader.conf(5):

if_rue_load="YES"

DESCRIPTION

The rue driver provides support for USB Ethernet adapters based on the RealTek RTL8150 USB to Fast Ethernet controller chip.

The RTL8150 contains an integrated Fast Ethernet MAC, which supports both 10 and 100Mbps speeds in either full or half duplex. Although designed to interface with 100Mbps peripheral, the existing USB standard specifies a maximum transfer speed of 12Mbps. Users should therefore not expect to actually achieve 100Mbps speeds with this device.

The rue driver supports the following media types:

autoselect

Enable auto selection of the media type and options. The user can manually override the auto selected mode by adding media options to the /etc/rc.conf file.

10baseT/UTP

Set 10Mbps operation. The mediaopt option can also be used to select either full-duplex or half-duplex modes.

100baseTX

Set 100Mbps (Fast Ethernet) operation. The mediaopt option can also be used to select either full-duplex or half-duplex modes.

The rue driver supports the following media options:

full-duplex

Force full duplex operation.

half-duplex

Force half duplex operation.

For more information on configuring this device, see ifconfig(8).

HARDWARE

The rue driver supports RealTek RTL8150 based USB Ethernet adapters including:

Buffalo (Melco Inc.) LUA-KTX

Green House GH-USB100B

LinkSys USB100M

Billionton 10/100 FastEthernet USBKR2

DIAGNOSTICS

rue%d: watchdog timeout  A packet was queued for transmission and a transmit command was issued, however the device failed to acknowledge the transmission before a timeout expired.

rue%d: rx list init failed  The driver failed to allocate an mbuf for the transmitter ring.

rue%d: no memory for rx list  The driver failed to allocate an mbuf for the receiver ring.

SEE ALSO

arp(4), miibus(4), netintro(4), ng_ether(4), ifconfig(8)

ReakTek RTL8150 data sheet

,

ftp://ftp.realtek.com.tw/lancard/data_sheet/8150/ .

HISTORY

The rue device driver first appeared in FreeBSD 5.1.

AUTHORS

The rue driver was written by Shunsuke Akiyama 〈akiyama@FreeBSD.org〉.

MidnightBSD 0.3 July 16, 2005 MidnightBSD 0.3