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eth errors
Posted by Grimnar on Sat 28 Feb 2009 at 00:08
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Hi again everyone!:) A few weeks ago my ethernet card started acting up. Im getting a lot of dropouts. In ifconfig eth1 this is showing up:
eth1      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:0c:46:28:18:18  
          inet addr:my.ip  Bcast:other.ip  Mask:
          RX packets:61017346 errors:54844 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:54844
          TX packets:10923860 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:3164354708 (2.9 GiB)  TX bytes:1693136419 (1.5 GiB)
Now this is the ethernet card that gives me the internets. And its very noticeble during streaming and gaming. Very frustrating. This is a 6000/4000 DSL service so I should be able to stream small internett videos without any problems. And according to lspci, this is the hardware installed:
Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82562EZ 10/100 Ethernet Controller (rev 02)
So what is wrong here? Is it the network cable? The modem? Or is it some driver problems? How can I check the driver / Update it? (Linux 2.6.26-1-686 #1 SMP Sat Jan 10 18:29:31 UTC 2009 i686 GNU/Linux @ Intel P4 2.8 HT, do I even have the correct kernel???)


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Re: eth errors
Posted by Grimnar (85.221.xx.xx) on Sat 28 Feb 2009 at 01:28
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I hooked my mac direct to the cable modem and everythings is okay from this part.(IE, video strems like it should) So either the cable is broken or the nic is broken/ or driver problems. Small chances its the cable.. And of course, I dont have a spare cable at this time..

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Re: eth errors
Posted by Grimnar (85.221.xx.xx) on Sat 28 Feb 2009 at 18:14
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Okay, so now I finally swapped the network cable from the modem to the computer as well. Still the same poor results.
Earlier today I found the intel e100 drivers and tried to install them. This is the result:
server:/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.26-1-common/intel/e100-3.5.17/s rc# make install
make -C /lib/modules/2.6.26-1-686/build SUBDIRS=/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.26-1-common/intel/e100-3.5.17/ src modules
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.26-1-686'
scripts/ *** CFLAGS was changed in "/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.26-1-common/intel/e100-3.5.17/src/Mak efile".
Fix it to use EXTRA_CFLAGS. Stop. make[1]: *** [_module_/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.26-1-common/intel/e100-3.5.17 /src] Error 2 make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.26-1-686' make: *** [default] Error 2
Does anyone have any pointers at all?

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Re: eth errors
Posted by Anonymous (134.131.xx.xx) on Wed 11 Mar 2009 at 16:25
can't you just borrow a network cable from somewhere to test this out? Any self respecting friend should have several laying around.

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