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sw: redhat9 kernel 2.4.20-8 , installed with NO GUI, only CL.
running apache for a web server and vsftpd
sitting behind, befser41 router via dsl.
fixed IP 10.10.10.12 and gateway at 10.10.10.100 ( with forwarding in router, etc)
hw: MS6131(msi-mobo) PentiumII-400 ( sound , rs232, printer ports all turned off in BIOS)
with onboard lan= Intel 82559 Pro100, video, sound.
ran for 5 year's no one crash ,and then LAN port started going flacky, then 1 week later, dead.
can't ping self, shows, link bit false (no leds) tried for 2 days to bring it back, and gave up.
reading hundreds of linux forums,etc.
so decided to replace the OB-Lan with addin-PCI NIC.
so disabled OBLAN, via bios.
I then tried the following cards.in the PCI slot.
3com950b ( conflects and errors will doing modeprob.
netgear, Fa310tx,ver D2 , load but it too spits errors constantly.
Realtek, RLT8029 (old) it too spits errors.
so I go to the store and pick the nicest card from the RH-HCL, a RTL8169SC Gigalan card.
I then edit the /etc/modules.conf with alias eth0 for r8169.
I boot and get errors on this load.
LSmod shows nothing.
ifconfig, shows nothing for eth0 or any type of ethernet chips.
I have the driver module that came with RH9 , located in, //lib/modules/2.4.20-8/kernel/drivers/net/R8169
looking at interupt table in linux shows no NICS.
i installed with no GUI and no compiler.
so I will have to install rh9 on another PC with compiler and
compile the module , r8169.o
and try that.
is have tried ever permutation of bios ,PNP, to no avail. (4 ways)
anyone that can shed some light on this ,thank you !
yes , you are correct i think. time for a new box.
the "lspci" never shows any thing ever on the old box.
old box is NLX , MSI-concetroIII+ ms-6204 with outrigger that has PCI slots. this out rigger runs IDE, and Floppy and has two spare PCI slots 1 and 1 and back slot is share, (yes) with ISA.
have the manual and it mentions nothing about configing this outrigger.
i tried both slots with lspci and all bios , PNP MODES TO NO AVAIL.
MIGHT just go back to my old atx box P3-500 .
i will try plugging in a SCSI card and look at lspci again.
and pull the riser and inspec it carefully..
the nic card does have power 5.00vdc. checked that.
5 NICS fail lspic test. and all work in alternate , linux and xp boxs.
thanks for helping.
I presume lspci is lowest level detection of PCI pnp ? correct.
it does a scan,
or does it just report what the last boot found.
I don't know what's happening - maybe just a bad connection somewhere and the thing needs a clean? It's really strange that the NICs won't be seen but something else would - did you try to test the SCSI card by attaching a spare HD and reading/writing? It is possible that some address lines are bad and by coincidence they affect all the NICs.
'lspci' lists information that was obtained from the ROM of the PCI devices; this is information which all PCI devices must provide so you can discover and print information about a PCI device, even if you don't have a driver to operate it.
Red hats HCL is trash, why you cant just print it out is a wonder.
they just want you to buy a new Dell, hahahahah
ok I loaded Centos single disc server.
what a dream boat that is .
15min and its in and running.
edit 3 lines and on line with my web page , copying my web pages over one.
on a on Asus P3-500 MOBO system with 10k SCSI drives.
it found my , RLT8169 giga lan car and hit the deck running.
missing in the HCL look up, so i will just print out all the drivers in the lib.
I wonder if RH can support the Chain Via C3 processors?
full mobos with 800 mha cpu for $20! new.
so i will have my new micro atx in 2 days, UPS has it now)
the real problem was a bad PCI chip on old mobo.
the people that use my server , offered me free web space,what a kick !