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Old 03-29-2009, 03:57 AM   #1
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eth0 disappears after reboot/full shutdown


I have a strange question - why does my onboard ethernet card sometimes disappear after a reboot, or more rarely (it seems), a full shutdown? This is without changing any software settings.

Sometimes I get this:
Code:
root@atomant:/home/shannon# lspci | grep -i Eth
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5751 Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express (rev 01)
and other times I get this (regardless whether I search for eth or net):
Code:
root@atomant:~# lspci -v | grep -i Eth
(nothing)
root@atomant:~# ifconfig eth0
eth0: error fetching interface information: Device not found
root@atomant:~#
 
Old 03-29-2009, 04:40 AM   #2
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Running Slackware 12.0

Kernel:
Code:
root@atomant:/etc/rc.d# uname -r
2.6.21.5-smp
lsmod:
Code:
root@atomant:/etc/rc.d# lsmod
Module                  Size  Used by
snd_seq_dummy           6788  0
snd_seq_oss            32896  0
snd_seq_midi_event     10112  1 snd_seq_oss
snd_seq                50640  5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_seq_device         10508  3 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq
snd_pcm_oss            42784  0
snd_mixer_oss          18048  1 snd_pcm_oss
ipv6                  254496  19
pcmcia                 34988  0
pcmcia_core            36500  1 pcmcia
capability              7304  0
commoncap               9344  1 capability
lp                     13736  0
parport_pc             27812  1
parport                34760  2 lp,parport_pc
pcspkr                  6528  0
psmouse                39048  0
tg3                   107780  0
sg                     30364  0
iTCO_wdt               12964  0
iTCO_vendor_support     7172  1 iTCO_wdt
i2c_i801               11408  0
intel_agp              25116  1
shpchp                 33172  0
agpgart                31432  1 intel_agp
serio_raw               9220  0
evdev                  11904  2
ata_generic             9220  0
snd_intel8x0           32412  0
snd_ac97_codec         98980  1 snd_intel8x0
ac97_bus                6016  1 snd_ac97_codec
snd_pcm                72068  3 snd_pcm_oss,snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec
snd_timer              22532  2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
snd                    47204  9 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_seq_device,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm,snd_timer
soundcore               9824  1 snd
snd_page_alloc         11528  2 snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm
 
Old 03-29-2009, 08:40 AM   #3
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I would install 12.2 and that will probably fix it.
 
Old 03-29-2009, 08:53 AM   #4
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Maybe the firmware for the BCM5751 has not been loaded?
See: http://www.fsf.org/resources/hw/net/wired-ethernet
 
Old 03-30-2009, 03:52 AM   #5
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I would install 12.2 and that will probably fix it.
You were right... a mate of mine got me a copy of 12.2 and I've just finished installing. No problems with ethernet now.
 
  


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