Well supported, reliable NICs for Redhat Linux/Fedora?

Eric Barnes ebarnes at rationalsystemsupport.com
Sun Nov 16 15:01:53 UTC 2003


Someone on the fedora-list has the same problem.  Something to do with kudzu
I think.  Look in that list instead of this test-list.  Sorry I couldn't be
of more help.

On 11/16/03 7:40 AM, "Iain Rae" <iainr at zathras.org> wrote:

> Klaasjan Brand wrote:
> 
>> On Sat, 2003-11-15 at 05:27, DanG wrote:
>>  
>> 
>>> Hi folks,
>>>            Can I get some people¹s recommendations on PCI/PNP network
>>> cards that run very stable under Linux 2.4. I hear the Intel 10/100
>>> eepro based cards are good but are a little more costly. What about
>>> D-Link, Realtek, Linksys etc for $10-15 cards. I am only looking for
>>> 10/100 Mbit cards. Do not even begin to recommend 3com 905 based cards
>>> which is the cause of my headaches currently with Fedora J.
>>>    
>>> 
>> 
>> I'm currently using a 3c905 (rev b, combo version) with fedora without
>> any problems. I'm wondering what "headaches" it's causing you.
>>  
>> 
> see https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=98767
> 
> 
> basically the cards lock up when kudzu is run during the boot process
> and the machine has to be power-cycled to get them back into a working
> condition. It seems to be limited to the 905, the B's and C's seem to
> work fine, also the 905's themselves seem to work fine with the 2.6 kernel.
> 
> 
> 
> 
> I've kind of worked round the problem, my work has just thrown out a
> bunch of PC's with 905b's in them and I retrieved the cards from the
> dustbin,
> 
> 
>> The Realtek cards are ok, but a bit broken by design (the driver works
>> around that, but don't be surprised when your logs show "hanging
>> transceiver reset" or other vague messages.
>> 
> 
> AFAICR they're not very high performance cards either.
> 
> 
>> I've had no problems with
>> Intel and Digital cards.
>> 
>> Klaasjan
>> 
>> 
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