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Hello, I just set up a computer at home that dual boots WinXP and Xandros 3 (v. 2.6.11-x1).I am having a bit of trouble and I hope someone can help ...
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- 10-29-2006 #1
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- Oct 2006
help with slow internet in xandros
Hello, I just set up a computer at home that dual boots WinXP and Xandros 3 (v. 2.6.11-x1).I am having a bit of trouble and I hope someone can help me.
Xandros setup went fine, and the internet configuration seems ok.
I use a cable connection. Xandros recognizes my ethernet card (Realtech RTL8139/810x). It also is able to automatically detect an IP address (through DHCP) and DNS settings.However, it is connecting very slow (under 1KB/sec). I checked and it is receiving a small # of packets, but sending very little data. Also, there are errors and dropped packets. Does this sound familiar to anyone? I have tried some recommendations from posts about similar problems in other distributions. In particular: disabling ipv6 in the alias.conf file. This did not work.
I do not have any trouble connecting with XP and the connection and hardware are sound.
Here is output from ifconfig:
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:19:21:41:F3:86
inet addr:188.8.131.52 Bcast:255.255.255.255 Mask:255.255.224.0
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:535 errors:15 dropped:30 overruns:15 frame:0
TX packets:32 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:32418 (31.6 KiB) TX bytes:3729 (3.6 KiB)
Interrupt:10 Base address:0x6c00
lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:416 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:416 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:32099 (31.3 KiB) TX bytes:32099 (31.3 KiB)
trajan:~# netstat -i
Kernel Interface table
Iface MTU Met RX-OK RX-ERR RX-DRP RX-OVR TX-OK TX-ERR TX-DRP TX-OVR Flg
eth0 1500 0 1746 56 111 56 33 0 0 1 BMRU
lo 16436 0 426 0 0 0 426 0 0 0 LRU
Any ideas? Suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!! Thank you.
- 10-29-2006 #2
I don't see your exact NIC on their supported hardware page: http://www.xandros.com/support/hcl.html
Realtek - 8029(AS), RTL-8129, RT8139
A very quick (and inexpensive?) way to narrow this down to whether Xandros will not play nicely with your exact NIC would be to swap it out with one on their supported hardware list.
You say everything gets along with XP, so I'm presuming you have already ruled out a bad NIC and/or ethernet cable.
- 10-29-2006 #3
- Join Date
- Oct 2006
I figured it out! So the Realtek RTL8139/810x card did not like it when Xandros was booting with APIC on. I reinstalled Xandros with APM and now everything seems to be working great. Alternatively one could disable APIC when the kernal boots, but I am afraid to tinker with that stuff at this stage! Maybe this info will help if someone is having similar problems.