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Old 02-14-2008, 03:46 AM   #1
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r8169.ko driver automatically activated, card detected but link is down


I have trouble using a gigabit card using RTL8169 from Debian Etch
4.0r-0 (amd64) and Debian Etch 4.0r-1 (i386). I have tried both
versions. The card gets detected (ifconfig shows hardware address and
I can ping the card) but the link LED goes off and `dmesg' shows
eth0 link down. The NIC is connected to a dumb 100 Mb/s switch
D-Link DES1008D. LEDs go off at both the card and switch ends. However,
Windows XP can use this link. Is there some compatibility problems
regarding the gigabit/100 Mbps protocols? Do I need to pass some parameters
to the module to tell it that it should go to the 100 Mb/s mode? I have
not seen inside the card? Do I need to make sure whether it is really
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