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Old 03-05-2007, 12:39 PM   #1
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FC6 on a Dell PE2950 having network issues

I have this new 2950 server that FC6 was recently installed on and was working fine, until I shut it down to move it to another bench, now it wont come up on the network, in fact whenever I try to mess with the ethernet ports on it, the system locks up. If I enable both nics by plugging them into the switch and boot the server, I get an IRQ error "do_IRQ: 0.161 No irq handler for vector" then no response from teh mouse of keyboard, in fact I had the screen go totally blank. I dont get any startup errors when bringing up ETH0: but it seems to take forever when bringing up sendmail. If I just have eth0 connected to the switch, the server boots normally, but I cant ping anything, in fact if I ping something, it will sit there with no response and if I ^c it I show ony one packet sent, if I ping its IP address or loopback address I get the same thing, with 1 packet sent, 1 recieved. It sounds as if the tcp/ip stack is foobared.

Any Idea where to start?

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Update- looks like a kernel panic issue with the networking. I googled the message and found a few others have a similiar problem running Fedora Core with kerrnel vers 2.6.19. Anyone else have this problem?
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I loaded FC 6 on an old Dell PE 6300 a week or so ago and haven't seen the problem there. (I had a separate problem related to the old PERC card that I resolved by changing it out for a newer PERC.)

It is running kernel:
2.6.19-1.2911.fc6 #1 SMP

It has two NICs but I've only configured one.


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