Re: HPUX to Linux problems

Michael J. Rensing (
Mon, 17 May 1999 15:15:37 -0700 (PDT)

How do I check the duplex settings? (Even on an HP?) Linux is supposed
to auto-negotiate, but I don't know how to tell what was negotiated.
Do you know how to specify the connection (no auto-negotiation?) in
Linux? I'm afraid I'm a novice at this, but I don't know how else to
get started...

There don't appear to be dropped/retransmitted packets, but the Linux
box shows many errors on the ethernet port. dmesg give a stream of
eth0: Transmit error, Tx status register 82.

Dr. Michael J. Rensing |
Physics and Astronomy | phone: 250-721-7741
University of Victoria | fax: 250-721-7752

On Mon, 17 May 1999, Rick Jones wrote:

>make certain that your duplex settings are good - that can be a common
>cause of sub-megabit per second transfer rates and something I just
>recently ran into with a linux system - it did not autonegotiate with
>the switch.
>i also like to look for lost/retransmitted segments. i'm not sure how
>well linux's netstat works here, last I looked, its output was rather,
>um, thin...
>rick jones
>these opinions are mine, all mine; HP might not want them anyway... :)
>feel free to email, or post, but please do not do both...
>my email address is raj in the domain...