I have the MSI 970A-G43 up and running with the old HDDs from my CentOS
6.4 server. Everything seems to be fine EXCEPT the NIC. After digging
the googles it turns out the RealTek onboard NIC is a royal PITA for Linux
in general especially for my kernel:
I picked up a PCIe Intel 10/100/1000 NIC that should work in my system,
but I can not get it to run. Again hitting the googles i found the
drivers for my kernel, but i dont have the devel packages for my kernel.
Is there something more I need to do to fix my system to get the NIC running?
Here is my /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 (the only thing i
commented out was the MAC address:
#HWADDR=00:15:F2:E7:5B:9F <just commented out this line still no eth0 found, this is the MAC address of the old NIC from the old motherboard. i am unable to see the mac addy of either of the new cards.>
ifconfig only displays the loopback and nothing more.
lspci shows both the Realtex and the Intel Gigabit network cards:
05:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 06)
06:00.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82574L Gigabit Network Connection
Yes i have a good solid link light on the Intel card when I plug in the
cable and yes it is a known good working cable and port on the local
i do not have NetworkManager installed on the system.
edit to add that my /etc/sysconfig/network is properly configured still for my LAN.