The ethtool command below appears to have fixed the problem. If this a
common issue for beginners, perhaps it can be added to the FAQ
Thank you for all your help.
This seems very similar I had with the same chipset/dell laptop
(probably the one you saw) – does ethtool -a eth0 say Rx: On ?
If not “ethtool -A eth0 rx on” (as root) fixed the problem for us
I cant remember if this solution was replied to on the mailing list…
On Mon, Sep 21, 2009 at 3:47 PM, Chukhman, Ilya A.
<[email protected]mailto:[email protected]> wrote:
The Auto-negotiation is set to auto for eth0, which I believe is the
correct setting. The entire output of ethtool is below.
Settings for eth0:
Supported ports: [ TP ]
Supported link modes: 10baseT/Half 10baseT/Full
Supports auto-negotiation: Yes
Advertised link modes: 10baseT/Half 10baseT/Full
Advertised auto-negotiation: Yes
Speed: Unknown! (65535)
Duplex: Unknown! (255)
Port: Twisted Pair
Supports Wake-on: g
Current message level: 0x000000ff (255)
Link detected: no