An ELRepo question on eth drivers

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An ELRepo question on eth drivers

Post by moucina » 2011/07/31 01:18:25

@ Alan B and other ELReapers

Hello Guys

I have a Dell server on Centos/RHEL 6 with following network hardware :

[root@gateway Downloads]# dmesg | grep -i eth
e1000e 0000:00:19.0: eth0: (PCI Express:2.5GB/s:Width x1) 00:1a:a0:78:02:06
e1000e 0000:00:19.0: eth0: Intel(R) PRO/1000 Network Connection
e1000e 0000:00:19.0: eth0: MAC: 7, PHY: 6, PBA No: 1051FF-0FF
ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0: link is not ready
e1000e: eth0 NIC Link is Up 1000 Mbps Full Duplex, Flow Control: RX/TX
ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): eth0: link becomes ready
bridge-eth0: up
bridge-eth0: attached
eth0: no IPv6 routers present

I was just looking at ELREPO and noticed that there are drivers for e1000e . Up to this point I had not thought much about it , but is there an advantage to installing the ELREPO drivers over the stock ones that come with the distro ? If it would make the network more stable/faster I would be all for it .

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An ELRepo question on eth drivers

Post by WhatsHisName » 2011/07/31 01:28:21

[url=]ELRepo FAQ #3. Do I need to install an updated driver from ELRepo?[/url]

[quote]Generally, no. If your hardware works with the distro supplied driver then you don't need to install updated drivers from ELRepo...[/quote]

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