Re: 8139 full duplex?

From: Jeff Garzik (
Date: Fri Feb 16 2001 - 04:46:44 EST

On Fri, 16 Feb 2001, Rogier Wolff wrote:
> I have a bunch of computers with 8139 cards. When I moved the cables
> over from my hub to my new switch all the "full duplex" lights came on
> immediately.
> Would this mean that the driver/card already were in full-duplex? That
> would explain me seeing way too many collisions on that old hub (which
> obviously doesn't support full-duplex).
> (Some machines run 2.2 kernels, others run 2.4 kernels some run the
> old driver, others run the 8139too driver).

Some versions of the driver bork the LED register, which may lead to
false assumptions.

Grab 2.4.1-ac, which includes the latest 8139too, and see what 'dmesg'
say about its autonegotiation...


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