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Subject should say it all. I'm working on a kickstart install and the fricking card (titon3 or something) keeps coming up in half duplex 100. I'd like to be able ...
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    Setting duplex without mii-tool or ethtool


    Subject should say it all. I'm working on a kickstart install and the fricking card (titon3 or something) keeps coming up in half duplex 100. I'd like to be able to force it to full duplex but don't have mii-tool or ethtool available to me.

    Any ideas?

    I'm installing Fedora, not sure which iteration; 2 probably.

    Thanks.

    Carl

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    I'm not sure how to do this but I experience the same problem and found a work around.
    Most of the time when you get 100/half, it is because one side is auto-sense (most likely your linux box) and the other is forced 100/Full ( that would be the switch). This is because the auto-sensing mode works like a handshake model, so both sides MUST be auto-sense. Since I have admin access to the switches my workaround was to set the switch's ports auto-sense as well. BTW, it is bad net admin practice to force users access switches to 100/Full.

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    I thought I'd answered yesterday but I don't see it. The problem is that the company is pretty regimented so access to the switch costs money and takes some time. We finally just did a manual install using the kickstart config without network settings and got it working but it's not as clean as across the network.

    Thanks.

    Carl

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    If I read the page correctly, you could use the mii-diag as well to force your nic into a specific mode. On http://www.scyld.com/ethercard_diag.html you will find a download link.

    You will find a copy of the mii-tool sourcecode on http://pcmcia-cs.sourceforge.net/ftp/extras/ .
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