Re: Broken 7200 ethernet support

Subject: Re: Broken 7200 ethernet support
From: Bryn Hughes (
Date: Mon May 28 2001 - 10:34:21 MDT

It's more of a kernel issue AFAIK, so you're not going to find
another distro that's any better. Or rather it's more of a 7200
issue. Just get another NIC, they're very very cheap.


>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
>>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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