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Bug 56357 - ethtool not operation supported
ethtool not operation supported
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: ethtool (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeff Garzik
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2001-11-15 22:32 EST by Thornton Prime
Modified: 2013-07-02 22:05 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-10-25 12:53:28 EDT
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Description Thornton Prime 2001-11-15 22:32:03 EST
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Description of problem:
Ethtool doesn't work.

Any attempt to use it returns an error.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run 'ethtool'
2. Read the error.
3. Cry.

Actual Results:  # ethtool eth0
Cannot get current device settings: Operation not supported

Expected Results:  Show me the network speed, duplex, and other settings.

Additional info:

I've tried this with multiple NICs and a variety of drivers.
Comment 1 Jeff Garzik 2002-10-11 15:32:48 EDT
What drivers are you seeing this ethtool behavior with?

Most likely this issue is now resolved with the current kernels, but I need to
know specifically what drivers are currently showing the 'operation not
supported' behavior.
Comment 2 Jeff Garzik 2002-12-09 14:52:09 EST
ethtool is much more widely supported in drivers, in the current Red Hat releases.

There has been no response on this bug in a while, and it is very non-specific
with regards to hardware, so I am going to close it.

If problems persist, please file a new bug with specific details about what
drivers you are using (lsmod) and what hardware you have (lspci).

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