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Old 04-15-2006, 02:08 PM   #1
ivanmacx
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How to set forcedeth options


Can anyone tell me if it's possible to set options within forcedeth ie. speed and duplex.

I have a shuttle barebones (SN85G4) with built in nvidia nforce3 lan and have just installed Fedora Core 5 and upgraded the kernel to 2.6.16. Forcedeth runs fine and I have eth0. I can ping the gateway and internet sites, but lots of lost packets and I can't get onto any www sites. Also the connection keeps dropping and reconnecting.

I had a similar problem under Win XP which was solved by pegging the NIC to 10Mb/s (full duplex). I'm told that these shuttles have overheating problems which cause the NIC to malfunction at 100Mb/s.

I can't find any way to make forcedeth run at 10Mb/s. Can anyone help me?
 
Old 04-15-2006, 02:40 PM   #2
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Check out: http://www.tech-recipes.com/linux_ne...ng_tips26.html

and:

Code:
$ man mii-tool
HTH,
Mike.
 
Old 04-16-2006, 02:37 AM   #3
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Thanks Mike. That did the trick. I am now posting this from my Linux machine (finally!!)
 
Old 04-16-2006, 02:49 AM   #4
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One more question, is there a way I can set speed and duplex automatically on startup? Is there a way to set forcedeth options in modprobe.conf, for example. If not, is there a way to automatically run ethtool on startup?
 
  


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