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Old 03-20-2006, 07:30 PM   #1
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Strange eth0 error during bootup

I booted my dual PII box (Running FC3)

After bootup, eth0 would not work. Upon investigation, found in /var/log/messages. What does it mean.

I knew it had something to do with the ethernet card. I took it out, dusted it with the compressed air spray, as I did the rest of the machine (which get very dusty every few months), reinstalled the card and it worked again.

kernel: e100: Intel(R) PRO/100 Network Driver, 3.0.27-k2-NAPI
kernel: e100: Copyright(c) 1999-2004 Intel Corporation
kernel: PCI: Enabling device 0000:00:12.0 (0000 -> 0002)
kernel: PCI: No IRQ known for interrupt pin @ of device 0000:00:12.0. Probably buggy MP table.
kernel: e100: eth%%d: e100_probe: Cannot find proper PCI device base address, aborting.
kernel: USB Universal Host Controller Interface driver v2.2
kernel: PCI: Enabling device 0000:00:07.2 (0000 -> 0001)
kernel: PCI: No IRQ known for interrupt pin C of device 0000:00:07.2. Probably buggy MP table.
Old 03-20-2006, 10:26 PM   #2
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Smile Dust

Dust is the enemy of all PCs especially one as old as this. Just
clean it out and be thankful that it works again and replace that
non-working fan.
Old 03-23-2006, 07:02 AM   #3
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I dusted it off and it works again. Strange.

This is BTW the 2nd time I had to do this, last time was a year ago. It appears dust gets where the electrical connectors are and they loose connectivity.


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