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Old 10-28-2012, 11:36 AM   #1
userbrian
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(wired) Network card configures only once then not again


Hello mighty linux warriors,
I have an unusual problem that I need some help with. (Long Post, sorry)

I have a small Lenovo ideacentre Q150 "netbook" computer that I have configured dual boot. It comes with Windows 7 Home Premium and I have installed Fedora 17. This is a low powered machine with everything, including the NIC, integrated directly on the motherboard.

I know the card works because I did a net install to install Fedora. First I installed everything and I found Gnome 3 doesn't work well with this graphics card so I switched to XFCE4. The first login must have worked because I logged in and installed software for XFCE (and other stuff). Eventually I decided I must have corrupted something by installing and uninstalling software so I decided to start over. I discovered the installer disk was no longer able to bring up the network card. I fooled around with it for awhile and eventually decided to start over from scratch and used gparted to delete the linux partition. After that the installer disk was once again able to bring up the network card. I was again able to login and bring up the card but only the first time. Once again the installer disk is no longer able to bring up the card.

My best guess is that the driver is leaving a node (or something) on the disk and subsequent attempts are failing to create a new one. I am hoping somebody can tell me what node to delete (as a short term fix) and what to do to prevent this problem from happening again.



Thanks for any assistance.

-brian

****************** below is a captured session trying to get it to work ***

## Last commands are lspci dmesg to follow.


sh-4.2# /etc/init.d/network start
Bringing up loopback interface: [ OK ]
Bringing up interface em1:
Determining IP information for em1...RTNETLINK answers: Resource temporarily unavailable
failed.
[FAILED]
touch: cannot touch `/var/lock/subsys/network': No such file or directory

sh-4.2# /etc/init.d/network stop
Shutting down loopback interface: [ OK ]

sh-4.2# mkdir /var/lock/subsys

sh-4.2# /etc/init.d/network start
Bringing up loopback interface: [ OK ]
Bringing up interface em1:
Determining IP information for em1...RTNETLINK answers: Resource temporarily unavailable failed.
[FAILED]


sh-4.2# rm -fr /var/lock/subsys

sh-4.2# lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation N10 Family DMI Bridge
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation N10 Family Integrated Graphics Controller
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation N10 Family Integrated Graphics Controller
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 02)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 02)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev e2)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation NM10 Family LPC Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation N10/ICH7 Family SATA AHCI Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family SMBus Controller (rev 02)
01:08.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82552 10/100 Network Connection (rev 02)
 
Old 10-28-2012, 11:54 AM   #2
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And dmesg... (Hope thiss is the relevant part)

[ 7.228480] Initializing XFRM netlink socket
[ 7.228769] NET: Registered protocol family 10
[ 7.229225] Mobile IPv6
[ 7.229233] NET: Registered protocol family 17
[ 7.229246] Registering the dns_resolver key type
[ 7.229642] PM: Hibernation image not present or could not be loaded.
[ 7.229678] registered taskstats version 1
[ 7.230324] Magic number: 0:380:166
[ 7.230464] rtc_cmos 00:03: setting system clock to 2012-10-28 06:12:04 UTC (1351404724)
[ 7.230578] ondemand governor failed, too long transition latency of HW, fallback to performance governor
[ 7.230596] p4-clockmod: P4/Xeon(TM) CPU On-Demand Clock Modulation available
 
  


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