Re: Problem with ethernet card: r8169.

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On Fri, May 04, 2012 at 01:38:30PM +0200, Rafał Radecki wrote:
> I have random network connectivity problems only reboot helps for some
> time, then the problem returns.
> 
> I've added irqpoll option to kernel line in grub.conf but it hasn't helped.
> I've checked options in bios but haven't found anything interesting.
> 
> Any clues what to do next?


Hello Rafal,

can you please check the elrepo.org version of the 8169 driver?
For CentOS5: elrepo/el5/x86_64/RPMS/kmod-r8169-6.016.00-1.el5.elrepo.x86_64.rpm

This changes this one kernel network driver to a completely different version,
but is said to help a lot... (I have one such network card, but that seems to work
stable with the normal/stock CentOS-6 version.)

best regards,

Florian La Roche

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