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Old 03-20-2007, 03:06 PM   #1
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OpenSUSE 10.2 and Intel 82546EB - Why is this so hard?

I have a Intel 82546EB card installed as Eth2 on a box running OpenSUSE 10.2.

The firewall has been disabled and the static IP, mask, and gateway have all correctly been configured using Yast. Ifconfig doesn't report any messages and neither does dmesg. Network card shows a link light, I can ping the loopback and the IP of the card, but can't ping anywhere else.

I downloaded e1000-7.4.27.tar.gz from the Intel web page, compiled them, ran rmmod e1000, and then insmod with the full path to the new e1000.ko file but I get the same behavior.

Is it possible the card is just fried?

Old 03-21-2007, 05:59 PM   #2
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Once you start Linux, it will try to load a module for the NIC.

type dmesg | less and browse through the list looking for eth0 (or whatever).
This will describe which module it's using. Make sure you remove this module before trying another one!
After modprobe module do dmesg again to see if it loaded the card as eth0 (or whatever)

The control for module loading can come from several different places depending on the distro; udev, modules.conf, aliases, etc.
Check these for correct eth0 to module references once something works.


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