Originally posted by johnvoisey
NETDEV WATCHDOG eth1 transmit timed out
dmesg shows that message plus the following
"eth1: transmit timed out : cable problem ? xxx yyy "
As this has only happenned since I installed the samba and nmbd server, I guess those are trying to probe for machines on the eth1 network card, and that's the reason for the messages. My question is, how do I turn them off ?
sounds like nmbd traffic, trying to announce it's netbios name to your network and, obviously, failing. best bet is to disable smb/cifs over this interface (and maybe restart it if the laptop needs smb).
search for bind interfaces only
in smb.conf(5) man file. I haven't used it myself but it sounds like that is what you need
if you do need smb for the laptop create a new conf file with the appropriate settings to allow both interfaces (i am probably telling you how to suck eggs here, so i will leave it at that, if not repost and I will continute :-))