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Re: [SLE] e100 speed duplex under 9.1
  • From: Johan <yep@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 20 May 2004 11:21:38 +0200
  • Message-id: <200405201121.39024.yep@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Onsdag 19 maj 2004 17:03 skrev Simon Oliver:
> I found I couldn't use the e100_speed_duplex module parameter under
> SuSE 9.1 with my Intel NIC.
> A recent posting on this list reported the same problem and a
> solution - the ethtool utility. Indeed I found that the following
> commands got the NIC talking:

It was me who did that posting on that issue ......

it would be nice to know what motherboard and chipsset plus which
controller-chip is used for the lan

> ethtool -s eth0 autoneg off duplex full
> rmmod e100; modprobe e100
Did try out you suggested fix. please watch the result below

B2:/home/b2 # rmmod e1000; modprobe e1000
B2:/home/b2 # ethtool eth0
Settings for eth0:
Supported ports: [ TP ]
Supported link modes: 10baseT/Half 10baseT/Full
100baseT/Half 100baseT/Full
Supports auto-negotiation: Yes
Advertised link modes: 10baseT/Half 10baseT/Full
100baseT/Half 100baseT/Full
Advertised auto-negotiation: Yes
Speed: Unknown! (65535)
Duplex: Unknown! (255)
Port: Twisted Pair
Transceiver: internal
Auto-negotiation: on
Supports Wake-on: umbg
Wake-on: g
Current message level: 0x00000007 (7)
Link detected: no

As you can see

> sometimes it seems necessary to reload the kernel module twice
> before the network starts working properly.
> I have found that this needs to be run every time the computer is
> rebooted. I could put these commands in the boot.local but that
> could delay/prevent the startup of other services.
> Also, this doesn't solve the problem of network based
> installations, where these settings need to be activated prior to
> installing the operating system.
> Any ideas?
> --
> Simon Oliver

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