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Old 08-07-2004, 05:12 PM   #1
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Ethernet card suddenly no longer detected !


I just installed a new hard drive in my computer. Because of the awkward design of my case, this required the removal of my ethernet card. When I was finished installing the hard drive, I put the ethernet card back where I took it out of.

When I booted up next, kudzu came up telling me that my ethernet card was missing. I then shut down and made sure the card was seated properly. It seemed to be fine. The lights on the back of the card and the one on my router were lit, indicating a connection was present. kudzu came up again, so I removed the configuration. Now I can't get the card to be detected again.

Any ideas on how to get the card to be detected again? Thanks.

Chris DeGroot
 
Old 08-07-2004, 05:20 PM   #2
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i hade this problem a few days ago.. but after i did
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dhcpcd eth1
i was able to get online with no problem.. maybe it will work for you as well, or check to make sure that you have the cards module uncomented and started at boot time
 
Old 08-07-2004, 05:25 PM   #3
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Believe it or not I actually had a eth card go bad on me recently... I got a few glitchy timeouts and then it stopped working. Maybe not the case here, but it does happen...
 
Old 08-07-2004, 06:04 PM   #4
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I tried the dhcpd command and it returned:

Can't open /etc/dhcpd.conf No such file or directory.

Also, how do I find out if the card has gone bad?
 
Old 08-07-2004, 06:10 PM   #5
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do you have dhcp installed? also what distro are you on?
 
Old 08-07-2004, 06:24 PM   #6
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What is the make/model of the network card.
Does the output of lspci show your network card?
Does the output of dmesg indicate your network card is being detected?
Does the output of lsmod show the network card module being loaded?

I configure my PCs with a static IP address so when one of my network cards went south there wasn't any indication from the software side. I believe that the transmitter fried which also took out the port on my hub. (or maybe it was the other way around)

BTW you should use a ground strap when installing/removing components from a PC or least touch the case to be at the same potential as the PC. Static electricitry can weaken and or destory circuit cards.

Isn't dhcpd a server not a client. pump or dhclient are the apps that acquire an IP addess.

Last edited by michaelk; 08-07-2004 at 06:27 PM.
 
Old 08-07-2004, 09:32 PM   #7
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I am using Red Hat 9.

I don't know if dhcp is installed.

The card is Startech brand.

lspci, dmesg, and lsmod do not seem to return anything regaring eth0. I'm not entirely sure of what to look for however.

I doubt that static electricity fried the card because I made sure I was grounded when I touched it.
 
Old 08-07-2004, 10:24 PM   #8
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If lspci does not see it, to should say something like mine
Code:
00:09.0 Ethernet controller: Linksys Network Everywhere Fast Ethernet 10/100 model NC100 (rev 11)
I your card is not seen, try moving it to another PCI slot, and check again

-Joey
 
Old 10-02-2004, 05:31 PM   #9
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Did you get this working?
 
Old 10-03-2004, 11:39 AM   #10
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Yeah, I got it working. Took it out, put it back in again.
 
  


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