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Old 07-31-2003, 09:00 PM   #1
PureFire
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Question NIC help requested


Let me start off by saying, i'm a newb to Linux, and i'm trying a dual boot Sys between WinXP and Mandrake 9.1

They way my network is set up, i have a small problem, the cabling i'm using things and reports as 100mb, but only supports 10.

I think it's a problem from being self crimped by a friend, but i've lived with it for quite a while by just decalring my nics to use it as a 10 full duplex in windows, and went about my way.

My problem is, i can't find where to do something similair in linux, i tried something in ifconfig but i didn't get very far...

in the mean time i can move my computer to another cable, that actually supports 100mb and i'm fine, or boot in to winXP, i'd just like to be able to toggle easier.

If i can get net access I think i'll like linux, but till then i'm very frustrated at it right now.
 
Old 08-01-2003, 07:56 AM   #2
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Wouldn't getting a new cable be easiest?

You can also try looking at mii-tool or mii-diag which work with most, but not all, cards.

I haven't tested this, but try

mii-diag -F 10baseT-FD eth0 (FD=Full Duplex, HD=Half Duplex)

or possibly

mii-tools --force 10baseT eth0 (Duplex not specified here)

You can play around with Duplex settings to see what works. When something does work, you need to add it to the appropriate startup script so it gets run automatically on reboot (Can't remember which script offhand, but if it works, I can track it down for you).

Iain.
 
Old 08-01-2003, 12:17 PM   #3
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most nics have options and switches you can pass it when you do an insmod....for example, with intel nics you can do a

#insmod e100 speed=10 duplex=half
 
Old 08-01-2003, 12:18 PM   #4
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however, why not just get a new cable at run at line speed...(hard drive speed permitting...):-)
 
Old 08-01-2003, 09:15 PM   #5
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can't change line

replacing the line would take more effort than rebooting as needed, but i'm going to try to re-crimp it get it up to snuff for it.

I'll try what you guys suggested as soon as i get a chance though, thanks for the input
 
Old 08-03-2003, 04:44 PM   #6
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it looks as though Redhat doesn't have a problem with my cable, it let me connect just fine through the NIC, but alas i've gotten mandrake into a situation where it no longer looks for network cards, and i dont know what i did or how to fix it.

I would prefer to be able to use mandrake, since it will mount my ntfs partitions, but i think i can get by with switching between WinXP, Mandrake, and Redhat ....
 
Old 08-03-2003, 05:02 PM   #7
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Hmmm.... How about doing a Google search for Redhat NTFS support?
 
  


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