[realtek] re: 8139 and interface errors

Dave Eidson deidson@bluenorthernsoftware.com
Mon Aug 19 22:29:03 2002

On Monday 19 August 2002 12:41, Donald Becker wrote:

> That was very likely a rtl8139 driver.

I *think* that is absolutely correct.

> > however with kernel 2.4.4 the driver version is 0.9.16,
> > and with kernel 2.4.19, version 0.9.25.
> Those are the modified "8139too" driver.

Yes, definitly a 'too

> Try using the driver set
>  ncftp ftp://ftp.scyld.com/pub/network/netdrivers.tgz

Went there, did that.  Have the rtl8139 module in place right now.
NIC set to 'Auto', been up almost 2 hours, 0 errors showing. 
This is a good thing.

> This sounds like a duplex mismatch on the negotiated link.  Try the
> updated driver for the 3c905 card as well.

You can count on that!

Thank you, Mr. Becker.... will upload you a beer as soon as I figure out how