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Old 07-06-2004, 11:07 AM   #1
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FC2: Ethernet card continually being "inactivated"


Recently, every time I reboot my box (this one is an IBM Thinkpad), it comes up with its network interface (eth0) inactivated. Since the display on the machine doesn't work, I actually have to move things around to connect a monitor to it and manually re-activate the network. I'm not positive, but it seems this problem may have started after I upgraded the kernel to 2.6.6-1.435, and now continues with 2.6.6-1.435.2.3.

In fact, my initial attempts to re-activate the interface failed with an error message about the device not being present. I deleted the interface, rebooted, then re-added it, selecting the still-existing adapter, and the connection resumed working.

Lately I also discovered that losing the physical connection to the adapter results in similar behaviour. I have a loose connector between this PCMCIA card and its cat-5 adapter cable. When I move it around, it sometimes comes out and has to be reinserted. When this happens, the interface becomes inactive and doesn't automatically reactivate itself. Again, I don't *think* this was the case until recently.

Any ideas?
 
Old 07-06-2004, 11:21 AM   #2
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ummmmm; um u have solution on hand but do not see it. um. u may have a cold solder connection on hardware affecting interface. as u mentioned that connection between cable and pcmcia card might solve problem. handing with soldering ? delicately try resoldering cable connection. or replace cable. um puzzled?
 
Old 07-06-2004, 11:29 AM   #3
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Yes, if I prevented the one physical disconnection (the connector just doesn't latch into the card), I'd prevent one source of this problem.

But I still would have the problem where the same thing happens when I reboot the box.

Plus, software should be able to restore the network connection after the cable has been disconnected and reconnected.
 
Old 07-06-2004, 01:05 PM   #4
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ummmm; yes how ever if there is a loose solder connection on the board it will continue being problamatic. that is what i meant delicate soldering.
 
  


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