Mesa ethernet setup for 7i92, 7i96, 7i76E and other ethernet Mesa boards.

27 Nov 2018 07:08 - 22 Feb 2024 23:59 #121458 by tommylight
---Warning : IF using this tutorial, NEVER edit the /etc/network/interfaces file as mentioned in the official documents, using BOTH causes a lot of issues, so use this OR the other, never both!!! ---
--This is valid for all Linux versions that use network manager, like Debian Wheezy or Jessie or Stretch, Ubuntu, Linux Mint etc.
--Mesa card should be wired directly to the PC, not over a switch or HUB or router.
====Network setup for mesa cards: ======
- left click on the network manager on the bottom right side or upper right side near the clock and volume.
- choose "edit connections"
- double click on the network you want to edit ( usually "wired connection X")
- click on the "IPv4 settings" tab
- choose "manual" on the "method" drop down menu
- click on "add"
- write the address as
- never use or for the above
- netmask should be left as is ( usually 8 )
- gateway should be
- click on "routes"
- click on "use this connection for resources on its network"
Save, close, left click on the network manager and click on the "wired connection X", it should take about 3 seconds to reconnect.
Now open a terminal and do Ping, you should get normal reply form the Mesa card. If you do not get a reply, double check your settings.
To check the Mesa card configuration, in terminal enter :
mesaflash --addr --device=ETHER --readhmid

There should be a lot of info in the terminal about the card and the available stepgens, PWM's, IO's, etc
Last edit: 22 Feb 2024 23:59 by tommylight. Reason: cleaned a bit
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30 Nov 2022 13:33 #258119 by JT
You can use this to readhmid without the device name.
mesaflash --addr --device=ETHER --readhmid

From the man page
      --device name
              Select active device name. If no command is given it will detect
              board with given name and print info about it.

              The special values "ETHER", "SPI" and "AUTO" will attempt to de‐
              tect  a  device on ethernet, SPI, or any interface; --addr still
              needs to be specified for non-PCI devices.

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