Bug 114424 - (NET TG3) ethtool and tg3 driver does not work
(NET TG3) ethtool and tg3 driver does not work
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: David Miller
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Reported: 2004-01-27 17:24 EST by Jason Martens
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-09-29 16:00:58 EDT
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Description Jason Martens 2004-01-27 17:24:10 EST
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Description of problem:
Autonegotiation using the tg3 driver for the Broadcom Corporation
NetXtreme BCM5703 Gigabit Ethernet (rev 02) ethernet card fails.  In
addition, using ethtool to set the speed, duplex and autonegotiation

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
ethtool-1.8-2.1, kernel-2.4.22-1.2149.nptl

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.#ethtool -s eth0 duplex full


Actual Results:  The duplex stays at half

Expected Results:  The duplex should change to full

Additional info:

I have also tried turning off autonegotiation before attempting to set
the duplex, with no effect.  Dell Poweredge 2650, upgraded from RedHat
9 to FC1. 

Severity is high because the network performance is unacceptably slow
while in half duplex.
Comment 3 Jeff Garzik 2004-06-14 13:29:41 EDT
Any update on this bug, Jason?

Is it present in Fedora Core 2 (aka latest kernel)?
Comment 4 Jason Martens 2004-06-14 15:21:30 EDT
The bug is still there.  I don't have an FC2 box with the tigon
drivers to test the latest kernel, and the box I have the issue with
is a production box and I don't want to upgrade to FC2 yet.  Here's my
current version info:

Linux capone 2.4.22-1.2188.nptl #1 Wed Apr 21 20:36:05 EDT 2004 i686
i686 i386 GNU/Linux

Comment 5 David Lawrence 2004-09-29 16:00:58 EDT
Thanks for the bug report. However, Red Hat no longer maintains this version of
the product. Please upgrade to the latest version and open a new bug if the problem

The Fedora Legacy project (http://fedoralegacy.org/) maintains some older releases, 
and if you believe this bug is interesting to them, please report the problem in
the bug tracker at: http://bugzilla.fedora.us/

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