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Old 03-28-2005, 01:47 PM   #1
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can download tarball, but not RPM


I have been having download problems and found that i can download tar.gz file from wine mirrors but not RPM. RPM download stops under 1 MB, mirrors are same. Actually most of my downloads start, but just stop, even yum update can`t run properly. Browsing is not a problem , i am only unable to connect to same site for awhile after download hanged. Using: FC3, Realtek network card, kernel 2.6.10-1.770_FC3

/sbin/lspci

00:00.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8377 [KT400/KT600 AGP] Host Bridge
00:01.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237 PCI Bridge
00:0a.0 Multimedia video controller: Brooktree Corporation Bt878 Video Capture (rev 11)
00:0a.1 Multimedia controller: Brooktree Corporation Bt878 Audio Capture (rev 11)
00:0b.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
00:10.0 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 80)
00:10.1 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 80)
00:10.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 80)
00:10.3 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0 (rev 82)
00:11.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8235 ISA Bridge
00:11.1 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE (rev 06)
00:11.5 Multimedia audio controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8233/A/8235/8237 AC97 Audio Controller (rev 50)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV280 [Radeon 9200 SE] (rev 01)
01:00.1 Display controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV280 [Radeon 9200 SE] (Secondary) (rev 01)

and part of dmesg

FDC 0 is a post-1991 82077
8139too Fast Ethernet driver 0.9.27
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKC] enabled at IRQ 5
PCI: setting IRQ 5 as level-triggered
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:00:0b.0[A] -> GSI 5 (level, low) -> IRQ 5
divert: allocating divert_blk for eth0
eth0: RealTek RTL8139 at 0xd000, 00:a1:b0:0b:1b:9a, IRQ 5
eth0: Identified 8139 chip type 'RTL-8100'
ip_tables: (C) 2000-2002 Netfilter core team
eth0: link up, 100Mbps, full-duplex, lpa 0x45E1
via82xx: Assuming DXS channels with 48k fixed sample rate.
Please try dxs_support=1 or dxs_support=4 option
and report if it works on your machine.
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:00:11.5[C] -> GSI 5 (level, low) -> IRQ 5
PCI: Setting latency timer of device 0000:00:11.5 to 64
ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link [LNKB] enabled at IRQ 11
PCI: setting IRQ 11 as level-triggered
ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:00:0a.1[A] -> GSI 11 (level, low) -> IRQ 11

if anyone has any idea whats wrong and how to fix please reply, haven't found solution yet
 
Old 03-28-2005, 05:50 PM   #2
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Nothing in the world knows about rpms/tar's .. the only, minor difference might be that that tar's are compressed and rpm's aren't, but most rpm archives have the compressed rpms.

Chances are that it's got nothing to do with your linux hardware/software.
That said .. check other devices in the path from your computer to the outside world.

reboot your router/switch and see if the situation improves.
 
Old 03-28-2005, 06:04 PM   #3
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You may try downloading an RPM from a diffearent site. For example, use the closest rpmfind.net site to locate and download and RPM file. One difference could be than a tarball is smaller an RPM file and your internet connection fails on longer downloads.
 
Old 03-29-2005, 06:36 AM   #4
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I have problem downloading from almost any places, i just can`t understand why can i download tarball, but RPM download stops almost instantly. And i can`t change anything but my own PC, i have no access devices between my PC and IP (probably server and some switches). When i boot in windows downloads work much better, made test with FC4 DVD iso and downloaded 1.3GB before it froze, using linux i get 70MB if i am really lucky. Should i ask network administrator to fix something system or can i do something myself.
 
Old 03-29-2005, 09:08 AM   #5
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Try downloading an RPM using ftp. I don't really know what the problem is because you haven't provided a lot of details. One thing to check, however is if the .rpm extention is associated with 'real player'. That could cause problems if you are downloading from a browser.
 
Old 03-29-2005, 10:06 AM   #6
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I don`t even use realplayer and problem is also with wget and yum. Never problems with wine source or downloads from mplayerhq.hu, but as i said most downloads get less than 1MB and stop. After failed download it takes some time to be able connect same site again.
I don`t know what details should i add, so ask and i provide more information.

Linux user about 4 months

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Old 04-01-2005, 02:38 AM   #7
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The only other thing that I can think of is if you have very little space in the /tmp or /var directory. I believe that a browser based download would be buffered in temp, while an update utility may store the rpm under the /var partition.
 
Old 04-01-2005, 12:27 PM   #8
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I have plenty of hd left. Anyway i suspect my network card has some hard problem or part of network i can`t modify. Windows worked bit better, but had same trouble time to time (it also got me mad and i killed my xp partition today) I can`t download ati drivers, two last attempt ended with 1.9 MB and 2.1 MB . I had wget hanging today and it showed speed over 200 without downloading anything in minutes. Anyway i want to try suse and had trouble downloading DVD iso, but wget seems to work now downloading current directory from some mirror. Nearly 400 MB and continuing, seems like downloading many smaller files works better than downloading large file (DVD iso stopped around 20 MB no matter what mirror i tried)
 
Old 04-01-2005, 05:13 PM   #9
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I am 99.9% sure it`s not fedora or new linux kernel causing problems. I installed mandrake 10.0 again and same issue. Before it worked perfectly. Nobody else in my network is complaining so it must be some defect on my realtek card or can it be something else.
 
Old 04-05-2005, 05:24 AM   #10
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It`s not my lan card. Tried another one and same problem, it must be some bug in network area i can not modify.
 
Old 04-14-2005, 08:38 PM   #11
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What kind of internet connection are up on?
 
Old 04-15-2005, 02:58 AM   #12
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8 MB/s starman shared trough server and some switches i believe. (starman is a cabletv and Internet provider in Estonia.
 
  


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