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Old 08-19-2003, 07:19 AM   #1
denisec
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Unhappy Cannot activate network device...


Dear All:

Please HELP!!!

I use the onboard LAN with , but it cannot be activated and showed the ff. error message:

Determining IP information for eth0: SIOCSIFFLAGS: Cannot assign requested address failed.



Check with the "ifconfig", which showed:

eth0:
......
HWaddr 00:00:00:00:00:00
......


Does the MAC Address (HWaddr 00:00:00:00:00:00) cause my network cannot be activated?


Please HELP!!! Thank you very much!!!
 
Old 08-19-2003, 08:49 AM   #2
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I know the answer is "Yes", but is the card activated in your BIOS?

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Old 08-19-2003, 11:24 PM   #3
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Thank you very much for your answer.

I have enabled the onboard MAC supported in BIOS Setup.

But it's really strange, the network is working properly in Windows OS; although the MAC Address is blank. (I could not understand this...>_<)

PS. This's onboard LAN of SIS900. (M/B: SiS 661FX+963)
 
Old 08-20-2003, 07:55 AM   #4
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OK, what distro of linux are you using? Redhat, debian, Mandrake, or...?

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Old 08-20-2003, 08:41 PM   #5
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I am using Red Hat 9.0...
 
Old 08-20-2003, 09:28 PM   #6
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Geesh, that's what I use and I have *never* seen this. Sorry, but I am stumped. This would appear to be a driver problem, so have you googled for this issue? Surely you are not the first.

Just on a hunch, can you post the output from

#lspci

and

#lsdev


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