Re: Broken 7200 ethernet support

Subject: Re: Broken 7200 ethernet support
From: Leonard Chung (
Date: Sat May 26 2001 - 17:29:14 MDT

Hi Randall,

Hmm, that's unfortunate. I was going to put this machine in a server closet
so operator intervention on this machine is pretty difficult and
infrequent. Does anybody know if YDL 2.0 improves ethernet support, or if
there's another distro that supports the 7200's built-in ethernet?


At 06:35 PM 5/21/2001, you wrote:
>>I recently installed CS 1.2 on an old 7200 I had laying around. It works
>>flawlessly, except for one *major* problem: extremely high packet loss.
>>Everything works fine for a few minutes and then packet loss suddenly
>>jumps to about 70%. Ethernet works fine on this machine when in MacOS,
>>and the hub and cable are both known good.
>I have a 7200 running as a server. Don't use the built-in NIC; installed a
>Linksys 10/100 card. It doesn't have packet loss, but it does flake out
>(turns itself off) because of a bug in the tulip driver (which I haven't
>had a chance to upgrade).
>Randall Perry
>Mac Consulting/Sales

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