D520 in knoppix based distro doesn't connect

Daniel Yokomizo daniel.yokomizo at gmail.com
Tue Jan 23 19:40:41 CST 2007

On 1/23/07, Daniel Yokomizo <daniel.yokomizo at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>     Today I acquired a Latitude D520 and as usual I installed Linux on
> it since it's my usual OS. everything went fine except for the wifi
> (which I'm solving now) and my network access. It seems that I'm
> unable to make it connect to my cable modem via DHCP. in
> /var/log/messages there's this strange message: "eth0: Flow control is
> off for TX and off for RX". My desktop (using the same distro)
> connects fine. My google-fu failed me and I'm unable to solve this
> issue. Does anyone here has any idea on how to fix this?
>     Thanks in advance,
>     Daniel Yokomizo.
> P.S.: I'm cross-posting to linux-dell-laptops at yahoogroups.com.

Boy do I feel stupid now. My problem was in the cable modem keeping
the MAC address of my desktop. This answer did the trick:

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