[realtek] 8139too and rtl8139C Too! Also! Including! ARGH!
Mon Jan 28 00:59:00 2002
On Sun, 27 Jan 2002, Kirk Wolff wrote:
> Hello, I am sure you have had this problem over and over again, but...
Yes, similar questions have been answered many, many times. That's what
list archives are for...
> I have the following entry in my modules.conf in order to attempt to
> get the card configured. I managed to figure out this line from
> searching through the 8139too.c file in the drivers/net directory.
> alias eth2 8139too
> options 8139too media=0x0030
Why are you forcing the duplex?
> The media type of 0x30 should FORCE it full duplex, 100Mbps right?
> It says that I am getting 100Mbps, FD right? Well I look at my
> switch, and the Full Duplex light doesn't come on.
Correct. Forcing full duplex disables autonegotiation, so the switch
uses half duplex.
> I should add that I get the following from an ifconfig:
> RX packets:826806 errors:183153 dropped:6136 overruns:6780 frame:0
Yup, this is what happens when you force a duplex mismatch.
Easy answer: DON'T DO THAT!
Use the default setting.
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