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Re: [suse-amd64] e1000_watchdog_task: NIC Link is Up 10 Mbps Full Duplex
  • From: Mike Brown <mbrown@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 14 Nov 2005 22:41:48 +0000 (UTC)
  • Message-id: <43791296.6040406@xxxxxxx>
Try adding the following to /etc/modules.conf

options e1000 Duplex=2 Speed=100

I grabbed that from
Modifying Intel e1000 Driver Parameters.pdf


Dave Howorth wrote:
Looking at the archive of this thread, it looks like one possibility
that hasn't been tried is to explicitly tell the Intel NIC to use
100Mbps FDX. Is that worth trying? Sorry, I don't know how to do it off
the top of my head and I'm not at work.

The other oddity I noticed was in the original log:

e1000_check_copper_options: Forcing to 100 Mbps Full Duplex Nov 14 10:22:29 lincoln kernel: e1000: 0000:02:03.0: e1000_check_copper_options: Speed, AutoNeg and MDI-X specifications are incompatible. Setting MDI-X to a compatible value.

Am I right that this means it got the speed right but then got confused
about whether there was a crossed cable? I've no idea what that implies.

Ken, one other thought is that it might be worth posing this question to
tyan support.

Cheers, Dave

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