Fedora 8 Realtek

Tim ignored_mailbox at yahoo.com.au
Sat Nov 24 05:19:01 UTC 2007

On Fri, 2007-11-23 at 01:42 -0500, D. Hugh Redelmeier wrote:
> Summary:  The MS Windows driver for the Realtek 8168/8169 puts to
> chip in a funny mode that Linux does not know how to get out of.  This
> mode persists over a reboot!  The mode is cleared by a complete
> power-cycle.
> Complete power-cycle:
> - turn off machine,
> - unplug the power cord,
> - turn on machine with power cord still disconnected (this drains
> residual power),
> - plug machine in again,
> - turn machine on
> - boot Linux, not MS Windows. 

Makes you long for the days when computers had real reset buttons, and
the reset signal was fed to all the hardware so it actually reset...

[tim at bigblack ~]$ uname -ipr i686 i386

Using FC 4, 5, 6 & 7, plus CentOS 5.  Today, it's FC7.

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