[realtek] bug found in driver

Cedric Puddy cedric@thinkers.org
Thu, 3 Aug 2000 12:09:33 -0400 (EDT)

On Thu, 3 Aug 2000 sharkey@ale.physics.sunysb.edu wrote:

> Answering your last question first:
> > PS: Am I the only one having this type of problem?
> Not by a long shot.  If you peruse the mailing list archives for this list,
> you'll find it littered with reports such as yours going back at least to
> the first time I submitted one (14 months ago) and probably a lot earlier
> than that as well.

I've had similar problems as well.  My highly technical solution
(after having installed about 16 machines all over the place with
these *(&^$&%(* chips in them) was to switch to 3com 905b cards,
which are (a) (much) more expensive and (b) seem to work better.
I've got a bunch of intel cards, and I had a problem with one of
them once, but it didn't happen again, so empiricly speaking the
intel offers have been pretty good (it's a sample set of about 5
misc 10/100 PCI cards, so it's not a lot to go on).

I've got a bunch on RTL8139 cards on hand now, so I'm still
keeping on eye on the driver situation :).

	Regards all,

(and hey, thanks to all you developers, you know who you are! :)

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