[mythtv-users] SOLVED Random lockups on Mythbackend

Jay Ashworth jra at baylink.com
Mon Apr 11 00:08:52 UTC 2011

----- Original Message -----
> From: "Calvin Dodge" <caldodge at gmail.com>
> To: "Discussion about MythTV" <mythtv-users at mythtv.org>
> Sent: Sunday, April 10, 2011 6:03:53 PM
> Subject: Re: [mythtv-users] SOLVED Random lockups on Mythbackend

> On Sun, Apr 10, 2011 at 3:54 PM, <f-myth-users at media.mit.edu> wrote:
> > Fixed by dropping an Intel gigabit NIC into a free PCIe slot and
> > deciding I would never use a Realtek NIC again. (Tons of instability
> > in various kernel bug reports, as I discovered doing the research.)
> > Fortunately, it's a $30 NIC and I had the slot, but I'm still
> > annoyed.
> I have my issues with Intel, but I'm very happy with their NICs, and
> always order one of theirs when an additional NIC is needed.

For what it's worth, I've only ever had 2 problems in 20 years with Realtek
NICs; one was an 8139c that was a bad card, and the other, on a motherboard
(ASUS, I think) that... no, that wasn't even a Realtek; in that case, the
Realtek was the *fix* (an 8169 on a PCI card, replacing dual Gigabits
for which the SuSE 11.2 drivers were simply too new, and locked the box up
hard regularly, but not repeatably).

So only one.  :-)

-- jra

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