Can't change MTU size

Matt Davey mcdavey at
Mon May 22 09:01:33 UTC 2006

On Sat, 2006-05-20 at 08:59 -0500, Jay Cliburn wrote:
> What on earth am I doing wrong?
> [root at osprey ~]# ifconfig eth0 mtu 1492
> SIOCSIFMTU: Invalid argument
> Background info:
> Abit AV8 motherboard with Via Velocity 6122 Gbit onboard nic.

This looks related:
"[Bug 4001] New: can't lower mtu of via_velocity"

I haven't looked around to see whether/how it got resolved, but it might
be worth looking for a firmware update.

Just for the record, "ifconfig eth0 mtu 1492" works fine on my hardware
with fc5.


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