[mythtv-users] Ceton InfiniTV and Realtek Ethernet conflict
two.bits.11 at gmail.com
Fri Jul 29 13:20:17 UTC 2011
On Fri, Jul 29, 2011 at 5:03 AM, Andre <mythtv-list at dinkum.org.uk> wrote:
> On 29 Jul 2011, at 05:12, John Haller wrote:
> > The combination of InfiniTV and Realtek 8169 Gigabit Ethernet built
> > into my motherboard don't seem to get along.
> If that's a Gigabyte board there are known problems with that nic and any
> significant simultaneous bus activity. There is an updated driver on the
> realtek website that has dramatically improved reliability for me, not fixed
> completely but no lockups on big nfs transfers anymore.
> > As I mentioned earlier, I
> > was having pixellation problems. After exchanging mail with Austin at
> > Ceton, I realized that if I did things which exercised the network, I
> > had worse problems. Removing the network jack from my NIC solved all
> > the problems, although that means my frontend is isolated from the
> > rest of my network. I'm not sure if the problem is that the NIC is a
> > PCI NIC, or Realtek specifically. I only have 2 PCI Express slots, and
> > one is for the Ceton, and the other is for the video card, so I'm in
> > trouble if I need a PCI Express NIC.
> Same here, most modern motherboards don't really have many spare slots!
> > I'll try a different NIC this
> > weekend. My existing spare NIC is also a Realtek.
> There's more detail in the Ubuntu forums.
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Should I avoid a Gigabit board with a Realtek NIC? Is this a Linux specific
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