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Old 04-13-2003, 02:30 PM   #1
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Red face Why 2.4 kernels do not see my 2nd NIC?


My problem is about kernel update. I use a 2.2.19 kernel and it works fine. I want to try 2.4 kernels (netfilter), but it does not see the second NIC. It is the same as the first (rtl8139). lspci reports only one pci eth card, while on 2.2 kernel it shows both. I've tried several kernel source, but the result is always the same.

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What module are you loading?
 
Old 04-14-2003, 01:30 AM   #3
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Several, but on 2.4 I used 8139too. It was OK for the first card. As lspci and /proc/pci show no other ethernet card, modules can make no difference ... I guess.

It's on a VIA motherboard - can it be the problem?
 
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Try moving it to another slot.
 
Old 04-14-2003, 07:02 AM   #5
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I tried, but nothing has changed.
 
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Ok, do you have another card that you can try?
 
Old 04-15-2003, 02:46 AM   #7
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Yes it was the key ...

I tried the cards alone (only one NIC) and I found that one of them can have some trouble. It can be used only in one machine and only with kernel 2.2. It doesn't work in other machines.

Interesting, isn't it?

Thanks for all your help.
 
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I have two 8139 based cards and one of them refuses to work in my via based box but works fine in my sis based box, the other one works fine in both, go figure...
 
  


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