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Old 07-19-2004, 04:50 PM   #1
Erik GJ.
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Networking will not work after BIOS update

I recently installed Linux 2.6.7 onto my Slackware 9.1 installation with my network card (3c509) as a module. Networking worked just fine after reboot, with dhcpd finding the dhcp server and setting stuff up as it had previously done with Linux 2.4.

Now, for another reason I had to update the AwardBIOS on my Abit K7V motherboard, and after successfully doing that, networking has stopped working with Linux. The 3c509 module finds the card and loads the driver as usual, but when dhcpd runs it claims it doesn't get a response from the server, so I can't establish an Internet connection.

The strange thing is, I am currently running the same computer with Windows 2000, in which networking works as well as it did before the upgrade.

Any help is very much appreciated.
Old 07-19-2004, 06:24 PM   #2
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i recently had a problem with apci and windows xp and as a result flashed my bios, which fixed the apci problem but caused my machine to crash seemingly randomly. i tried everything i could think of to fix the probelm, just as i had about given up i flashed the bios again, which fixed everything.

might be an idea? other wise i havent a clue.

Old 07-19-2004, 10:13 PM   #3
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have you got APCI enabled in the kernel, if so maybe try turning it off and recompiling kernel...


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