I'm hoping you can help me with a "small" problem I'm having. I've 10
workstations using the Tulip driver (10Mb/s lan card). DMESG shows the Tulip0 driver loading and then finding the card and assigning eth0 straight afterwards.
Each workstation is identical in terms of software and hardware (clones) and has Slackware 12, 2.6.24 kernel, static I.P 192.168.3.xx
in ./etc/rc.d/rc.inet1.conf and netmask 255.255.255.0
When one workstation is powered on eth0 is setup correctly and is shown in ifconfig. It will contact the server over NIS/YP just fine.
The second workstation will hang for ages as it tries to resolve a connection. Finally NFS, YP etc will all fail and I can log in as root. ifconfig will not show eth0. lspci shows the card and lsmod shows the tulip driver loaded. Again it assigned eth0 in dmesg, but now it's not available/visible.
I'm trying to think what this could be. Each workstation was a different
hostname in /etc/HOSTNAME and the name is changed in /etc/hosts as well.
I haven't set any tulip driver options or haven't over-rided the mac address.
Any ideas? I must have something on the cloned workstations that is
conflicting. Once I shut-down the first workstation and the second booted
fine, so that the first workstation now had the problem.
Many thanks for just reading this! Even more thanks if you have any