Ethernet port works sometimes.
supadupa at gmail.com
Tue Apr 28 02:15:43 MDT 2009
On Mon, Apr 27, 2009 at 9:36 PM, Joshua Lutes <joshua at lutes.me> wrote:
> Hey everybody,
> I put together my own computer and installed Mythbuntu on it. The
> problem I'm having is that the Ethernet port only sometimes is
> detected. Rebooting takes care of the problem sometimes. I am
> running Mythbuntu 8.04 since I couldn't get 8.10 to work properly with
> video output, but the Ethernet port always worked on it. This makes
> me suspect that it is a software problem. Any suggestions? Thanks,
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What's lspci -k show? I have a very temperamental nic in a Debian box. I
elected to use an intel pci nic and ignore the onboard one.
Is this a hardware not detected (modules loaded) issue? It's possible your
nic is working fine, but dhcp isn't always assigning the nic an address.
Have you configured any of your routers/switches/etc to use a fixed speed?
some Ethernet equipment stops advertising link capabilities (auto
negotiation) when one of the properties is manually configured.
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