GigE on PowerMac G5

Benjamin Herrenschmidt benh at
Tue Mar 7 00:15:06 EST 2006

On Mon, 2006-03-06 at 11:40 +0100, Andreas Schwab wrote:
> Benjamin Herrenschmidt <benh at> writes:
> > On Sat, 2006-03-04 at 15:53 +0100, Andreas Schwab wrote:
> >> I suppose the NIC in the PowerMac G5 can do GigE, yet when plugged into a
> >> GB switch it is only willing to talk 100MB with it.  Any idea why?  Kernel
> >> is 2.6.16-rc5-git2.
> >
> > Works for me... Must be a problem with auto-neg and your switch, or the
> > cable.... Can you check how the switch is configured maybe ? You can
> > also try forcing the link speed with ethtool.
> It's not the cable, I have swapped it with another system where Gb is
> working fine.  Neither it's the switch port, I have swapped it too.  I
> can't force the speed with ethtool either.  Any other idea what to look
> for?

At this point, all I can say is... does it work in OS X ?


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