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RE: Ticket [20040519430002952] e100 module parameters
  • From: "Simon Oliver" <s.oliver@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 21 May 2004 10:30:27 +0100
  • Message-id: <00ea01c43f16$403ebba0$a06e5882@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Support SUSE LINUX AG wrote:
> Many thanks for your enquiry to SUSE LINUX installation support.
>
> You wrote:
>
> > Can't manually set the media speed and duplex settings via
> e100 module
> > parameters.
> > ...
> Unfortunately, this kind of questions are not covered within
> the scope of the free installation support...
What good is an operating system that can't be used on a network! My
systems utilise one of the most popular NICs in the business (Intel 8255x).
If you can't get the basics right and/or support such fundamental problems
what does it say for the product (or your company) as a whole?

I have been using SuSE since version 6.1, each time paying for the new
version in order to support the cause. This is the first time I've made an
installation request - it has taken three days for a reply and I got a
negative response!

I have tried user forums and got some way into making the network work by
using the ethtool utility, however I have found this to be unsatisfactory.
See:

http://lists.suse.com/archive/suse-linux-e/2004-May/2642.html

You will notice other users are having similar problems!

I have had other problems with the installation, most of which I have
managed to overcome. Examples include:

- GUI installer fails to start, reverts to text mode installation.
again I'm using a widely used on board adapter, the Intel 815.
- Formatting partitions with anything other than Reiser seems to fail
Ext3 fails and XFS has severe problems
I managed to get Ext3 to work by pre-formatting using a rescue system
I notice there are bugs in your XFS because you rushed the launch!
- Can't install via the network (because can't configure NIC!)

This is the most disappointing release from SuSE I've seen yet.

I switched to SuSE from RedHat quite a few years ago due to buggy
installations. It has become the default Linux system in my department (ten
servers and 30 workstations). We are currently looking at using the
enterprise edition, perhaps I should look at RHEL instead? Is this how
things are going to progress under Novell then?

--
Simon Oliver


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