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  1. #1

    IFConfig Errors...


    I have a Linksys LNE100TX PCI network card that I have been using with Linux distros for a while without any problems. But somewhere around the time I upgraded to SuSE 9.2 Pro, something went wrong. Now GAIM disconnects every few minutes and just streaming audio from a networked computer results with intermittent breaks in the audio. This is the output of ifconfig:

    eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:A0:CC:E8:D5:35
              inet addr:  Bcast:  Mask:
              inet6 addr: fe80::2a0:ccff:fee8:d535/64 Scope:Link
              RX packets:2638959 errors:2569 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:2569
              TX packets:2852672 errors:4 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:5
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
              RX bytes:1965426988 (1874.3 Mb)  TX bytes:1891980118 (1804.3 Mb)
              Interrupt:10 Base address:0xd800
    lo        Link encap:Local Loopback
              inet addr:  Mask:
              inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
              UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
              RX packets:93667 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
              TX packets:93667 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
              collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
              RX bytes:14224088 (13.5 Mb)  TX bytes:14224088 (13.5 Mb)
    As you can see, eth0 RX has 2569 errors and TX has 4 errors. Can anyone help get rid of these errors?


  2. #2
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    Dec 2004
    Barrie, Ontario
    It sounds like a driver problem, not with configuration.

    What driver module does your system use for the eth0 device? I'm not too familiar with SUSE, but I believe /etc/modules.conf should have a line that says something like "alias eth0 [module]". If that module isn't "tulip", then it's using the wrong module.

    You can probably change that easily enough. Look on your machine for a file called "tulip.o". It's usually in /lib/modules/[kernel_version]/kernel/drivers/net/tulip. If you find that file, then you can change /etc/modules.conf to be "alias eth0 tulip"
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