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Old 12-20-2005, 08:42 AM   #1
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Eth0= no link


I want to know why my NIC doesn't have link.
I've compiled the kernel and when after I'm starting with the new kernel my eth0 doesn't have link. I have 2 NIC via rhine which are using the 8139too module.
Please help me, it's urgent!
Old 12-20-2005, 09:36 AM   #2
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Are the modules loaded (lsmod) or hardcompiled ?

What is the ouput of mii-tool ?

Do the LEDs of the Switch blink or not ?

Can your NIC ping itself ?

(in other words, give more info )
Old 12-20-2005, 10:30 AM   #3
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The 8139too module is for realtek nic cards, you should be using the Via Rhine driver. Module name is via-rhine.

Old 12-28-2005, 04:48 PM   #4
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I found the problem. After I have compiled the kernel 2.6.14 the name of the NIC's changed. The eth0 became eth1 and eth1 became eht0. It's very strange!


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