I've been sharing my laptop and PC via crossover cable with Redhat 9 on both machines - but can no longer get it working since upgrading my PC to the 2.6.7 kernel (I plan to upgrade the laptop as well, once I've gotten the hardware sorted out).
I can ping each machine locally, but can no longer ping the other. The main difference I've noticed is, on the PC, ifconfig eth0 gives:
eth0 Link encap:UNSPEC HWaddr 00-00-20-ED-00-32-3D-05-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00
inet addr:192.168.1.1 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:108 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:0 (0.0 b) TX bytes:3888 (3.7 Kb)
It's the first line that I'm not understanding (UNSPEC, long hw addr). Also, when I open System Settings -> network, a dialogue pops up, telling me:
"eth0 has an alias to module e100 in modules.conf, instead of currently loaded module ip1394!"
Additionally, an extra device, eth1, appears, "Intel EtherExpress/100", but has no settings, and disappears after pressing edit. lspci shows:
02:08.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corp. 82801BD PRO/100 VE (CNR) Ethernet Controller (rev 81)
I'm guessing this is something to do with the ip1394 module (?), but on googling for a bit, I'm still not understanding it (I'm a newbie, hence the forum
. I'm not very bright, so if anyone could offer any advice, it would be hugely appreciated.