Re: Re: Kernel 2.4
On 11/20/2004 08:00 AM, Cousin Stanley wrote:
> Although many reasons for upgrading 2.4 to 2.6
> seem compelling to me, internet connectivity problems
> on the 5.5 year-old machine I use with 2.6 kernels
> and an early version of Mandrake 10 and also
> with the Knoppix 3.4 CD and HDD install versions
> leave me somewhat apprehensive about changing ....
> In both cases, MDK-10 and Knoppix 3.4, this old machine
> ran OK, but the aDSL internet connections using
> a Reltek NIC ( 8139too ) are problematic, sometimes
> not connecting at all or timing out at almost any site ....
> After reading the Haloween paper yesterday,
> I tried the Knoppix 3.4 CD with the 2.6 kernel
> again last night, and net connectivity problems
> remain ....
> Are these types of connectivity problems
> commonly fixable via simple config changes
> or changing/re-compiling NIC drivers ????
You could say more about your connectivity problem in a new thread for
Can you post some error messages or log entries?
I haven't had any problems on my cable hookup using a basic Realtek NIC.
Do you have anything like this in your /var/log/dmesg?
8139too Fast Ethernet driver 0.9.26
PCI: Found IRQ 3 for device 00:0e.0
eth0: RealTek RTL8139 at 0x1000, 00:30:bd:28:c6:ea, IRQ 3
eth0: Identified 8139 chip type 'RTL-8100B/8139D'