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Old 03-21-2005, 01:14 AM   #1
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activating hardware detection.................system is getting hanged


Hello all,
i'm using slackware 10.0........
when i'm booting the machine its getting hanged and the line on which its getting hanged is showing the following message
"...................Activating hardware detection - /etc/rc.d/rc.hotplug start....................."

when i installed the O/S i enabled this option of hotplug.
my system was running well but yesterday i just plugged out the lan card and reinserted it, after that only its showing the above message......
do i need to reinstall or wat?

any kind of help will be highly appriciated.
regards
 
Old 03-21-2005, 03:49 AM   #2
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hi there,

weird. you removed and inserted back a card and now hotplug does not work anymore.
first you need to disable hotplug - change the attributes from /etc/rc.d/rc.hotplug. make it not executable.
what i suggest is try to load the module of this card by "hand"
Code:
modprobe blahblah1
and see what happens.
anyway this is weird.

regards

slackie1000
 
Old 03-21-2005, 03:55 AM   #3
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There are a few things to check. If you removed the NIC and rebooted the box without it it is possible that your network settings have changed and the system is hanging because hotplug can see the NIC but cannot find addresses for it particularly if you used static addressing. It would hang for several minutes and then give an error regarding the address of the card. These messages will be in /var/log/syslog or dmesg. If this is the case then you will have to setup the addressing again. If you just moved the card without a reboot then check that the card is seated correctly.
 
Old 03-21-2005, 04:19 AM   #4
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great! a much better answer TigerOC!

Quote:
Originally posted by TigerOC
If you just moved the card without a reboot then check that the card is seated correctly.
i only considered this possibility.
checking if the system could still "see" the card and load it through the modules.

regards

slackie1000
 
Old 03-21-2005, 05:32 AM   #5
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Hello tigerOC and slackie1000,
thnx for the replies......
but problem is still persisting.....

Let me explain in detail that wat i was doing:
i've two systems n running slackware10.0 on both...NFS is yet not enabled ( i tried it was wasn't able to ).
now yesterday someone told me that for both the systems to access net, the first system ( which has the modem )shud have some firewall installed on it..........so that second system can access net through it........so i was trying hand on "shorewall".

during all these operations i found that i wasn't able to ping the systems.....although a few days back systems were pinging...........................
so i switched off the systems and reinserted the NIC cards again........but still they were not pinging......after that too second system was booting properly.......but since last evening when i'm starting second system its getting hanged during booting and even after waiting for 10 minutes its not giving any error message.....

The days when my systems were pinging properly i faced a problem of reinserting the lan wire in NIC every time i boot the second system.

So its the whole story..........
seeking some futher help from yr side

regards
 
Old 03-21-2005, 06:46 AM   #6
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hi there,

for me, it is not clear if you made a reboot without your NIC. if yes, then probably the network settings of your system are messed.
check post from TigerOC.
if not, there is a contact problem: check if it is seated correct.
anyway i think is worth a try - without hotplug:
Code:
modproble your_NIC_module
check if the system can see your hardware, otherwise is waste of time tweak the netwrok settings.

regards

slackie1000
 
Old 03-21-2005, 06:54 AM   #7
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I have had some personal experience with this. Lets focus on the second system first and call it box B. My experience with hotplug is that it is probably unable to find the card. This means that it is either not seated correctly(check by removing it again and put it back in.) or the driver is not being initiallised . Boot into the os via safemode. You should have this option available. I don't use Slackware so cannot tell how to do this. This will boot without networking enabled. Check your networking configuration and driver.
As regards box A (1st box) - if you have installed a firewall it may be dropping all connections to it.

Last edited by TigerOC; 03-21-2005 at 06:56 AM.
 
Old 03-21-2005, 08:00 AM   #8
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Hello tigerOC,
ya u were right......the NIC card was not properly sitted on the slot.
now its working properly...and system B is pinging properly
thnx buddy......

and slackie1000..........thnx to u too.....
and i didn't booted the system without the NIC...so there were no network settings disturbed.
 
  


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