[LUNI] Need help with ethernet card.
squirrel at squirrelsnest.org
Sat Mar 16 15:00:01 CST 2002
On Fri, Mar 15, 2002 at 01:02:01PM -0800, sten at narnia.net wrote:
> What kind of card is it? It's not unheard of for cards
> to just die after a while. At my first job, we had ISA
> SMC cards that would fail after about 6 months. Is it
> under warranty?
> If it's a PCI card, do an 'lspci' (I think you have to
> be root) and look for the card.
Yup, yup, could be a bad NIC. Other things to look at is a bad cable and a bad port on the hub. I had a cat that liked to chew on cables... after chewing on a power cord, he decided it was a bad idea.
Also, I've found with pump and dhcpcd (under debian), if the ethernet adapter comes up and does not aquire an IP address, it will bring down the interface. If you are watching for a Link light, the light will come on during boot, then go out after the ethernet adapter is brought down.
I believe under redhat, this shows as [failed] on boot up, but its been long enough since I've worked with RH to know for sure.
Although it sounds a lot like hardware, it could be somewhere else...
Does the eth show up in ifconfig?
> On Fri, 15 March 2002, Richard Reina wrote
> > My ethernet card is suddenly not working. I can't
> ping another machine.
> > When I plug the cable from the server into the hub
> the link light does
> > not go on. When I reboot the server it says bringing
> up eth0 [ok].
> > However, when i try:
> > # dmesg | grep eth
> > I get nothing.
> > I have checked the cable and reseated the the
> ethernet card? Does
> > anyone know what could be be wrong.
> > Richard
> > Linux Users Of Northern Illinois - Technical
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