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Re: [opensuse] Nic or Hub - Something is going PLONK soon?
  • From: J Sloan <joe@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 10 Dec 2006 20:16:05 -0800
  • Message-id: <457CDB85.4060803@xxxxxxxxxx>

John Andersen wrote:
> On Sunday 10 December 2006 18:09, James Wright wrote:
>> 4) Auto-negotiation is not working as it should and/or reporting the
>> correct value. You may want to ensure that the NIC is indeed using Half
>> Duplex by issuing the command:
>> ethtool -s eth0 duplex half
> Nick summarily ignored any ethtool commands.
> Hub replaced with 10/100 switch.
> Then nic would auto-negotiate 100Full. However, after
> some time it would drop to 10/half.
> So I invoked Andersen's rule of naughty nics and it went plonk.
> Slapped an intel nic in, and it negotiates 100/full and stays
> there.

That's been my experience - in fact, as soon as I saw the nic errors on the
initial posting, I said to myself "hmm, that looks like one of those broken
3com cards"

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