On Tue, 22 Jul 2008, 11:06:43 +0200, Dave Plater wrote:
Hi, I've asked this question on the opensuse list
but was met with silence.
I have had an intermittent network connection problem since new with my msi
945GCM7 ICH7 motherboard with RTL8111C giglan. This problem has spanned
factory alpha to present 11.0 retail with 188.8.131.52-0.2 kernel.
After boot although everything reports as working, my network won't
connect. Sometimes restarting the network will make it work but most times
not. If it is not working ethtool reports a speed of 1000Mb/s, if it is
working a speed of 100Mb/s (router speed) is reported. I found in the
beginning, starting with the NIC off in the bios and then rebooting with it
on made it work but not always. I have changed cables etc.
Dunno if this is relevant here, but maybe you can give this a try. When
I had several problems with Intel NICs, disabling the MSI interrupts at
the kernel boot prompt made them go away; this was on an older 2.6.16
kernel, though. Please try adding "nomsi" (without the "'s, of
at your GRUB prompt and see if it helps.
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